In another West Virginia horror story, a 15-year old girl was arrested and charged with possession of a deadly weapon in school. According to NEWS9, the teen, who is a student at Weir High was arrested after an individual notified the school prevention resource officer at the school. The officer promptly acted and found a handgun.
Fortunately, nobody was harmed in the incident, but what’s even more troubling is that when asked if parents were notified of the incident, Superintendent Sue Smith informed NEWS9 that no parents were told. This means that parents had been sending their children to school unaware that they were around a student with a handgun just a day or two prior:
[box type=”shadow”]”Parents were not notified because we did not believe the students were in danger. Our administrators followed protocol and right now what took place is under investigation.”[/box]
I can remember when superintendents sent letters home to all parents informing them of “threats” made to the school. Having a gun anywhere near the property should be considered dangerous for the students and parents should be informed. Within one year of the Sandy Hook shootings, at least 24 school shootings have occurred.
This girl was arrested on Wednesday and the news is just reporting the information on Friday. Smith claims that she followed protocol, but it seems as though protocol meant protecting herself instead of raising awareness of the danger around her school.
NEWS9 reports that the school system administrators and the police department are conducting investigations. Because the suspect is a juvenile, her name is not being released.