Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Gun, knife, and drugs found in Kentucky middle school

Acting on tips, officials searched the Moore Traditional Middle School in Louisville, Kentucky.  They found in the lockers a gun, knife, and drugs.

From an article:

Purvis said of the eventful day, "Somebody had a gun." 
A tip came into the school, a search followed and a gun was found inside a locker.
JCPS spokesperson Christi Lanier-Robinson said she's not sure whether the gun was loaded. 
Nicholas remembered, "I was in third period and we got a message on the intercom saying, ‘Freeze,' so I thought they were just searching the hallways like usual." 
"Freeze," Nicholas said, is code for students to stay where they are. 
She said students are used to searches with dogs, possibly for drugs. This freeze notification about a gun took much longer. 
Lanier-Robinson said that was because a second tip came in leading to a second search and a second weapon. 
"The kids came in and said the school had been on lockdown and that they had found a gun and a knife and drugs in the school," recalled parent Dawn Ludwick. 
Ludwick is upset about the way she was notified, "I didn't get an E-mail and I didn't get a text message." 
Ludwick and other parents found out in a letter that was sent home with students after school. 
Lanier-Robinson said each school has its own notification system. While some JCPS schools have immediate notifications, others like Moore choose to send a letter home to parents. School leaders apparently believed that was enough because the students in question were apprehended and the situation was under control. 
Ludwick contends it was not enough, saying, "The moment that the drugs and the weapons came into the school, that's an unsafe environment for absolutely anybody that walks into that school."

The article didn't mention who had the weapons or drugs, or where they came from.

Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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