continued Rickert said specifics of the case couldn’t be provided because the incident is a student disciplinary matter. Under the district’s Code of Conduct, possession of a weapon on school property results in a suspension in addition to criminal charges. The length of suspension is determined through a hearing process conducted by the superintendent.
“There is nothing more important than the safety of our students and staff,” Rickert said in his letter.
Coincidently, on the night of Thursday, Nov. 17, the school was holding a meeting with parents and community partners focusing on the issues of drugs, alcohol, cyberbullying and Internet safety.
“This situation demonstrates the need for our continuing focus on safety issues in partnership with the police, parents and community members and agencies,” said Rickert. “This conversation will lead to a sustained effort aimed at both prevention and vigilance in these areas.”
School officials also stressed there is no indication the recent incident is related to the video threats against students at the school.
Two videos on YouTube allegedly threatening students were reported to police. The videos have since been removed from the website. Superintendent Susan Salvaggio also previously said the FBI is assisting in that ongoing investigation.