According to District Administrator Amy Starzecki, a Superior High School student was taken out of class on Monday, April 24, after bringing a loaded firearm to class.
Around 9:40 a.m., another student reported it to the school’s administration, and the Superior Police Department and authorities immediately took action to secure the firearm and remove the student from campus.
“The School District of Superior is thoroughly investigating and will closely monitor the situation,” stated Starzecki.
Nicholas Alexander, the chief of police in Superior, verified that the weapon was a pistol with a loaded magazine.
But one wasn’t chambered,” Alexander remarked.
According to a press release from the district’s communications expert David Coy, the issue has been rectified and no pupils are in danger.
According to reports, it was a singular incidence.
Alexander added, “We were told the student said he didn’t intend to harm anyone.”
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The school resource officer detained the 15-year-old student, and Douglas County Juvenile Intake was contacted. The firearms offense qualifies as a level five occurrence under the district code of conduct, necessitating an expulsion process.
According to Starzecki, the “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign is an essential component of school safety.
According to her, school safety was guaranteed by a student’s immediate action to report the incident and the high school administration’s swift response with the police department.
They acted morally, Alexander stated.
The police chief, who is also a father, advised parents to make sure that children cannot obtain firearms.
Many tragedies have been reported in the national news, and Alexander stressed that both adults and children can contribute to keeping schools secure.
According to Starzecki, the district and school administration are taking every safety measure to make sure that an incident like this doesn’t occur again.
The Superior School District and Superior Police have provided more information after this story was updated at 1:07 p.m. on April 24. It was first published at 12:35 PM.
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