Dickinson High School reacts to two gun incidents Matthew Albright, The News Journal
The second incident happened Tuesday, when a student tipped off the administration that a student was showing off a gun in the boys’ restroom. The student was pulled from class and his backpack was searched.
Administrators found a small handgun with no clip or ammunition.
“As the weapon was not operable, it was determined that it represented no actual threat of harm to students or staff, and the school was not locked down,” the Red Clay report says.
The report said school staff followed proper procedure for handling the incident, keeping students safe while minimally disrupting class.
A student tipped administration and rather call onsite SROs administrator confronts student with gun!
“As the weapon was not operable” and if it were?
“it was determined that it represented no actual threat of harm to students or staff,” Did the admin know that before he engaged?
At best once student tipped off administration the administration should have informed SRO as the engage student with “gun”. The admin “summoned” SRO after the fact! THAT IS MY POINT!
Things could have go terribly WRONG! So now we have some school heroes proving in their twisted way SRO’s aren’t needed in school.
I am sure the board will honor the admin heroes and look the other way as why the admin “summoned” SRO after the fact! Yes the admin showed courage but is blind to his stupidity! He should have backup on the way! At least ! But no! He waited until after the fact!
“The report said school staff followed proper procedure for handling the incident, keeping students safe while minimally disrupting class.”
What is the procedure when a student tips off administration their is a gun in the school? If the staff followed proper procedure this means, staff is not required to call SRO and go it alone! Then call SRO after the fact!