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LHS senior tells staffer he took gun to school last week

January 22, 2009

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Police are investigating a Lawrence High School senior who brought a gun to school on Friday.

The high school contacted Lawrence police Tuesday, after the student reported he had brought the weapon to school.

The student's parents were notified and disciplinary action was taken against the student.

According to the student handbook, bringing a weapon to school can result in long-term suspension or expulsion.

Lawrence High School principal Steve Nilhas notified parents Thursday of the incident using the district’s SchoolMessenger notification system.

Comments

Confrontation 5 years, 11 months ago

Ignorant parents produce ignorant children. I'm sure this is no different.

budwhysir 5 years, 11 months ago

As if there is any way I could understand this by any means, why would one bring a gun to school, take it back home, then return to the school and inform a teacher that they brought a gun to school and took it home but didnt get caught???? Im sure there is much more to this story of the smoking gun however, we are not hearing the complete story.I would say, handbook or not, this would hold a major punishment in my jury. Nothing is to be taken lightly in a school setting in todays world. Rightfully so, we all must watch and learn

Steve Jacob 5 years, 11 months ago

Maybe brought it to school to be cool, took it home, and later bragged to friends later about how he brought a gun to school before?

grammaddy 5 years, 11 months ago

This kid is definitely old enough to know better. Expell him and bring his parents up on charges. No excuses.

Sandwichman16 5 years, 11 months ago

I say it was just a kid that went hunting or something, came to school and somehow it got brought up that he'd forgotten the gun in his backpack and had had it at school. Plenty of students go hunting, and just carry anything they bring in their back pack.

cthulhu_4_president 5 years, 11 months ago

Obviously he wasn't lying to sound cool or anything. Teenagers never lie, right?There are not enough facts for anyone to be sentancing this kid or his parents to jail. Two of the most important are:1) Did a crime actually occur (was a gun on school property)?2) What is the state if his mental health?The answer to #1 may come to light later. Based on that answer to #1, we may learn the answer to #2. Until then, people like grammaddy would be well-advised to remember that this person is innocent until proven otherwise (a confession from a manic-depressive doesn't meen much), and that desperate people will do wierd things to get attention/help.

50YearResident 5 years, 11 months ago

sandwichman16 says: "I say it was just a kid that went hunting or something, came to school and somehow it got brought up that he'd forgotten the gun in his backpack and had had it at school. Plenty of students go hunting, and just carry anything they bring in their back pack."I Say: No one hunts with a backpack on and then goes to school with the gun still in the backpack, get real!

webmocker 5 years, 11 months ago

"This kid is definitely old enough to know better. Expell him and bring his parents up on charges. No excuses."My parents, attentive and caring though they were, had no idea what I was capable of doing. Some kids are very good at disguising their pain, and their actions. The automatic "blame the parents" reaction is worn out. Some parents are very lacking and deserve to be blamed. Some do not.

joliebird12 5 years, 11 months ago

Completely moronic is what it is...the kid should be punished for his actions...ya know? its this thing called LIFE.

eramyun 5 years, 10 months ago

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