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School Officials: No Credible Threat At Edmond Santa Fe HS

Students gather in front of Pittsfield High School on Tuesday morning for a rally in response to the recent shooting at a high school in Parkland Fla. that left 17 people dead West Melbourne police warn about threats after student arrested
| 02 March, 2018, 07:26

"Absences confirmed by parents will be excused but will still count towards the District Attendance Policy".

The Cobb County School District does not support or endorse walkouts/protests that cause interruption to normal school operations. Another student who attends the school asked him to take down the picture, but he declined to do so.

Bentonville police arrested a 10th-grader accused of threatening to use a gun on campus. During the investigation, officials identified the suspect as 17-year-old Fernando Vasquez and located a firearm in his auto.

The national debate over school safety and gun control has been reignited since a gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, on Valentine's Day.


Principals at both schools sent letters to parents informing them of the arrests and urging them to talk to their kids. School authorities responded immediately per protocol and the proper authorities were notified.

This comes after a threat last Thursday, which resulted in a perimeter lock down of the school. News reports indicate a teacher has been taken into custody peacefully, and that the teacher barricaded himself in a classroom and fired his gun through a window. He also said he "fully believe [s] that students will be safe at West High" Thursday.

Another parent, Scott Holgate, said the most frustrating thing as a parent was how "secretive and private" the process of investigating threats was.

John Sharp with WPD said Gage Allen, 17, of Walker, and a 16-year-old face charges. He later told police it was prank. "They have appointments. So it's kind of hard to get in there every now and then". Andress said students and staff will have to show their ID card.

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