KES Third grader brought a gun to sch...
curious

United States

#42 Dec 28, 2012
I want to know his name! I'm pretty sure it's the same people that are always causing problems! I feel sorry for this child
Come on

Tucker, GA

#44 Dec 28, 2012
Just ask another 3rd grader and they will tell you the name. That is how I found out. You know they can't go public with a child's name.
curious

United States

#45 Dec 28, 2012
Why can't you say the name if you know? Or their initials!!
Parent of 2

United States

#46 Dec 28, 2012
Instead of worrying about who the child is why don't we take steps to prevent it from happening again with different end results. If it was that easy for this child to bring this old gun how easy would it be to bring a working gun.
Anti-Gun Liberal

Tucker, GA

#47 Dec 28, 2012
Ban 3rd graders!!!!!
KES Mom

Frisco City, AL

#48 Dec 28, 2012
I think this is a public matter that has been swept under the rug. Shame on all School officials! The school had plenty of time to get out letters or make phone calls addressing the situation ( even if they were only saying the situation was being addressed and the child was expelled ,but has not. Another concerned mom told me of this issue today. It is my understanding that this child was expelled for a year. What happens next year when he is in the same grade as my child? I want the name of the child and I would like to know what actions have been taken concerning the parents. The parents are the primary problem! I almost came apart when I revived the recording about the doors being locked at the school. Little did I know ( thanks to the school officials not doing their job) they did in fact have a real problem the day before. I and my family will be at the next school board meeting demanding answers. I hope for all childrens sake at every school that zero tolerance is imposed not only the child but the parents also. The school officials also need to be replaced for not addressing this situation and not making any needed changes. This is an important issue and does warrent an emergency school board meeting. This could had been behind us when school started back after Christmas but we will have to keep waiting. Is Mrs. Smith or Mr. Horton on vacation or something?
Lets not forget that it is public record IF the parents were charged with anything!
kossuth

Corinth, MS

#50 Dec 29, 2012
KES Mom wrote:
I think this is a public matter that has been swept under the rug. Shame on all School officials! The school had plenty of time to get out letters or make phone calls addressing the situation ( even if they were only saying the situation was being addressed and the child was expelled ,but has not. Another concerned mom told me of this issue today. It is my understanding that this child was expelled for a year. What happens next year when he is in the same grade as my child? I want the name of the child and I would like to know what actions have been taken concerning the parents. The parents are the primary problem! I almost came apart when I revived the recording about the doors being locked at the school. Little did I know ( thanks to the school officials not doing their job) they did in fact have a real problem the day before. I and my family will be at the next school board meeting demanding answers. I hope for all childrens sake at every school that zero tolerance is imposed not only the child but the parents also. The school officials also need to be replaced for not addressing this situation and not making any needed changes. This is an important issue and does warrent an emergency school board meeting. This could had been behind us when school started back after Christmas but we will have to keep waiting. Is Mrs. Smith or Mr. Horton on vacation or something?
Lets not forget that it is public record IF the parents were charged with anything!you people are complete idiots!
you people are complete idiots! get over it!
Just me

Tucker, GA

#51 Dec 29, 2012
kossuth wrote:
<quoted text>you people are complete idiots! get over it!
Let me tell you something. The Superintendant and the principal are payed by out tax dollars. The schools are funded by our tax dollars. They answer to us. We should hold them accountable. This is the safety of our kids. We should be kept in the loop. They have no problem sending out a recorded phone call 3 or 4 times a week about every petty thing that comes across their mind they could have done the same to let parent know what was going on and what had been done to handle the situation. Should names be given out? Probably not but the parents should be told of a situation like that from the administrators instead of having to find out by gossip.
aggie mom

Byram, MS

#52 Dec 29, 2012
kossuth wrote:
<quoted text>you people are complete idiots! get over it!


Until you have kids of your own bc the way you are talking you seem not to have any. And if u do I feel sorry for them bc you seem to not worry about what could happen to them while they are not around you. Us as parents pay them to protect and teach our kids. I have a child in 1st and 2nd grade.I don't blame it on this child who brought the gun to school I blame the parents. Why bc this gun rather it worked or not shouldn't had been in this child's reach. And all this will do by the boy showing the gun to other classmates can cause other kids to think its ok to do the same. And next time it may not be a non working gun. And by all means something needs to be done about this and not hid from any parent that has kids that go to kossuth. We have the right to know. And I hat knowing this is the way we are finding out. It's sad we should had been told. So until you have kids or if you do already until you care about their safety you have no right to be telling any of us to drop it.....
Mom of 3

United States

#53 Dec 29, 2012
I totally agree. With the things that are happening I schools across the country, we, as parents, should have been brought in and informed of the situation. The child's name should be kept confidential, but not the situation. I also agree, the parents are to blame here. A few of us, parents, have contacted tupelo and Memphis stations. Maybe then, we can find out what has gone on in our school through factual information that should have already been offered to us, instead if gossip.
Got to be kiddin

Corinth, MS

#55 Dec 29, 2012
aggie wrote:
I would also like to know who the child was and also what kind of punishment this child received!!!!
This child is mostly likely 8 or 9 years old. How will you knowing the childs name make a difference. It's scary to think a child can get hold of a gun...functional or nonfunctional. But knowing the name is just a means of harassing that child. I'm sure the child meant no harm and only wanted to brag to his buddy. He should be punished but the biggest question....how did the parents not know he had it at school. Blame them or his guardians!
Got to be kiddin

Corinth, MS

#56 Dec 29, 2012
Parent of 2 wrote:
Instead of worrying about who the child is why don't we take steps to prevent it from happening again with different end results. If it was that easy for this child to bring this old gun how easy would it be to bring a working gun.
Thank you very much! These adults wanting to know the childs name I think would harrass him!! Find out why the adults in the home weren't paying attention to him! I think he just wanted to brag or appear "big" to his buddys. If the adults didn't know he had a non-working gun then he could easily get a working gun. Investigate his home.
curious

Ecru, MS

#57 Dec 29, 2012
I wonder if any of you 'concerned' parents have volunteered in your school's ptc or in any area for that matter. This is not the first time a student has brought an unloaded gun to school at Kossuth Elementary. I am wondering what this 'parent's weapons task force' is planning at their first meeting. How about we force the administrators to print a section in the newspaper that outlines each discipline infarction by students. That way you can call around and find out who's kid is doing what to make sure your kids don't 'fall into the wrong influences'. Kids make mistakes...it is what they do...I agree that this was a BIG mistake, but it has been handled. While you feel entitled to thrash this kid because your sweethearts could not possibly do wrong, you are missing the point. We send our kids to school and trust those we leave them with. If we have a problem with the way they handle the situations we 1) go through the proper channels until the problem is resolved 2) pull them out of the institution we do not trust to train our children. I am confident that the teachers, administrators, cafeteria workers, and maintenance, are not malicious in their reasoning for withholding information from busybody parents in a small community.
kossuth

Corinth, MS

#58 Dec 29, 2012
aggie mom wrote:
<quoted text>
Until you have kids of your own bc the way you are talking you seem not to have any. And if u do I feel sorry for them bc you seem to not worry about what could happen to them while they are not around you. Us as parents pay them to protect and teach our kids. I have a child in 1st and 2nd grade.I don't blame it on this child who brought the gun to school I blame the parents. Why bc this gun rather it worked or not shouldn't had been in this child's reach. And all this will do by the boy showing the gun to other classmates can cause other kids to think its ok to do the same. And next time it may not be a non working gun. And by all means something needs to be done about this and not hid from any parent that has kids that go to kossuth. We have the right to know. And I hat knowing this is the way we are finding out. It's sad we should had been told. So until you have kids or if you do already until you care about their safety you have no right to be telling any of us to drop it.....
my god, get over it!
bad Habit

Corinth, MS

#59 Dec 29, 2012
KES wrote:
<quoted text>I've been following these threads concerning our schools. How do you know it has been handled? Has our super been talking about this 3rd grader's private information. As a teacher, one of the 1st things we are taught, is that we can NEVER reveal student information. So not only have you disclosed she has talked about Sherlyn Haley, now you're telling us she's talking about what has happened to a 9 year old student? I am very concerned for all teachers and students, thanks to your info, seeing as our Sup thinks is ok to discuss school matters openly with the public.
It's a bad thing when any child gets a hold of a gun. If they play with it at school, on bus, play ground , park, neighborhood or home it's a bad thing. I don't have kids at KES or that age child so no I'm not the parent , letting u know before you assume
The thing is that it is handled and taken care of behind closed doors but handled. I imagine the sheriff Dept, and juvenile justice officers know it as well. What you people don't understand is that the school has no obligation to reveal the name of the student or parents. They don't even have to talk to you people, except to say it's taken care of. This kid was wrong and should never laid his hands on a gun but this could turn out like to be much worse years from now if patents an teachers an other students get involved. He was wrong but he is a 3 grader that needs to be punished an taught better but not mentally an emotionally torn apart by a gang of parents. Let the authorities do their job along with school officials and stop asking for names. That shows you just want to gossip!
bad Habit

Corinth, MS

#60 Dec 29, 2012
curious wrote:
I wonder if any of you 'concerned' parents have volunteered in your school's ptc or in any area for that matter. This is not the first time a student has brought an unloaded gun to school at Kossuth Elementary. I am wondering what this 'parent's weapons task force' is planning at their first meeting. How about we force the administrators to print a section in the newspaper that outlines each discipline infarction by students. That way you can call around and find out who's kid is doing what to make sure your kids don't 'fall into the wrong influences'. Kids make mistakes...it is what they do...I agree that this was a BIG mistake, but it has been handled. While you feel entitled to thrash this kid because your sweethearts could not possibly do wrong, you are missing the point. We send our kids to school and trust those we leave them with. If we have a problem with the way they handle the situations we 1) go through the proper channels until the problem is resolved 2) pull them out of the institution we do not trust to train our children. I am confident that the teachers, administrators, cafeteria workers, and maintenance, are not malicious in their reasoning for withholding information from busybody parents in a small community.
Amen and well said!
aggie mom

Ridgeland, MS

#61 Dec 29, 2012
I
kossuth wrote:
<quoted text>my god, get over it!
The only thing I will get over is you by looking over your stupid post... like I said rather it was taking care of or not us as parents should had known about this. I am not blaming this child at all. But the parents should be blamed. I my children are my life and what ever it takes to protect them I will do
bad Habit

Corinth, MS

#62 Dec 29, 2012
I can't get over the fact that some parents think they should have this big meeting with the board. You will probably get a letter after the holidays and will probably say..... Thete was sn incident at school , a gun was brought in by a student. The matter has been taking care of. As always the students safety is our number one concern. That will be all the board has to say. They ate not obligated in giving out names.
kossuth

Corinth, MS

#63 Dec 29, 2012
aggie mom wrote:
I<quoted text>
The only thing I will get over is you by looking over your stupid post... like I said rather it was taking care of or not us as parents should had known about this. I am not blaming this child at all. But the parents should be blamed. I my children are my life and what ever it takes to protect them I will do
I bet if the truth was told your kids have done just as bad or worse! Get over it!
Mom

Dallas, TX

#64 Dec 29, 2012
I have read this entire post... Yeah, lets pretend this didn't happen, and also pretend that horrible gun accidents don't happen all the time. Our children, our right to know everything regarding their safety. If we want to know the outcome of a gun brought to school, it's our right. And more so, what are we doing to keep our children and teachers safe at school? It's a reality to deal with, and why wait until something bad happens? I think it's an opportunity to have a mature discussion about safety and a school policies. I don't need to know names, I want to know future action plans. There are several areas that need improvement at the elementary school, pretty much anyone can walk into any classroom at any time. That's not safe for teachers or kids.

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