Posted Date: 12/02/2021
Prior to the start of school on Thursday, December 2, 2021, a middle school student made a “see something, say something” report to a teacher and campus administrator concerning an alleged weapon in another student’s possession. The administrator and campus-based law enforcement school resource officer immediately isolated the student who was reported to have a weapon and performed a search of the student and the student’s belongings, which revealed an unloaded weapon and loaded ammunition magazine. We are not aware of any verbal or written threats directed at students or staff on the campus. We believe this was an isolated incident and have no indication that any other students were involved. Due to the ongoing investigation and federal student privacy law, we are unable to comment further on the specifics of the incident. However, we do want to praise the student who quickly reported the weapon to school staff – this student’s actions were heroic and should serve as an example to all students of how to respond when there is a potential threat on our campuses. We will reiterate the importance of being vigilant and reporting potential threats with our students, staff, and community in the days to come.
Bob Callaghan, Superintendent