Thursday, May 9, 2013

Are you kidding me?!

I have a ton to write about but this must come first and tomorrow I'll write about this awesome book I just finished.

This afternoon I got his e-mail from the school:

"An informational email from ------- Middle School
A fifth grade student made a bad decision today and brought an air soft, spring gun to school in order to show it to a friend. That student then gave the gun to another student. At no time was any student in danger as there was no aggressive action planned by these students. Other students alerted teachers and the gun was secured prior to homeroom.

Board of Education policy and State law calls for any student carrying a gun to school to be suspended and recommended for expulsion from school. These steps have been taken along with State Police involvement.
------ Middle School is a safe place today because of helpful students reaching out to teachers and teachers taking prompt action with administration. I am confident that the student body has a safe place to learn each day."
 Are you kidding me?! "At no time was any student in danger" It's a gun, granted an air soft gun but can still kill/seriously hurt someone.  You could go though all the what ifs or could have happened...what if it was a ploy for something bigger...what if someone got hurt...it's possible.

This happened early this morning, right after school started, parents did not find out until after school was over, 6 hours later.  The kids in the school did not even know it happened. There was no talk of it from teachers or faculty, no codes run, no school searched. Nothing. After what happened in this state with Sandy Hook I would think that the school would take this a little more seriously, and at the very least notify parents in a timely manner. 

Right now I'm just thankful that everyone is safe and no one got hurt.  Just very disappointed in the way the school handled things.

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