Principal: Covina High School is a safe campus

Officials at Covina High School attempted to reassure parents, students and the public Friday that the campus is safe following two students being arrested for an alleged plot to shoot fellow students at the school. Full Story
Covina Resident

El Monte, CA

#1 May 1, 2009
What the hell is happening to the world?
A west covina resident

United States

#2 May 1, 2009
yea i went to covina and the staff and teachers not that good and the school itself "SORRY" with the wannabe gangsters
James Tostevin

Murrieta, CA

#3 May 1, 2009
Covina High School is a special place, I am alum of this school and like that it does not fence in the campus, rather they trust the students. The Covina Unified School District and does need ugly fencing I have taught at schools all over the Inland Empire; no fence has ever stopped a gun. Spend the resources where they will do the most good…in Education
Lilly Urena West Covina

Los Angeles, CA

#4 May 1, 2009
I am relived to know these kids were arrested, It is comforting news. My nephew attends CHS, my daughters and other nieces and nephews will also attend in the coming years. I feel that CHS is a safe school but nevertheless, this can happen anywhere and at any time. Let's count our blessings and pray that this will go away. I am just thankful that my nephew and his friends are safe at this time, you grow to love them all as if they were your family also. YEPPA, sweetie!!
Pop

West Covina, CA

#5 May 1, 2009
A west covina resident wrote:
yea i went to covina and the staff and teachers not that good and the school itself "SORRY" with the wannabe gangsters
It's apparent by your writing that you were not in "A.P." classes
ImbecileOuch

Victorville, CA

#6 May 1, 2009
A west covina resident wrote:
yea i went to covina and the staff and teachers not that good and the school itself "SORRY" with the wannabe gangsters
Don't blame the staff and teachers for the school being "SORRY" with wannabe gangsters. Blame the parents, siblings, peers, extended family members or guardians who don't instill values or morals into the little tuurds. Somewhere along the way, these wannabe gangsters had it drummed into them that the gang lifestyle is the way to go-it makes you tough, you stand out, you get respect, and people fear you! It makes you a role model for future generations to aspire to be just like YOU! A Grade B criminal with little or no education, no job, no common sense, no integrity, nothing much to be proud of but your rap sheet longer than a city block and 2 or 3 babies with different women by the time you're 18, but, hey! you have your homies, and that's all that matters! If these wannabes show NO respect for their parents, or anyone with authority, how in the world can a teacher, the staff, the police, or any concerned adult who might truly want to help these kids, do their job? And the kids who saw the weapons when brought to school--and thought it was no big deal, so said nothing to an adult--are not much better than their counterparts who are now in juvie. They, too, should be suspended or expelled for violating the CVUSD zero tolerance policy for no weapons on any campus. Their parents must be very proud.
TIA CECY

Los Angeles, CA

#7 May 1, 2009
Lilly Urena West Covina wrote:
I am relived to know these kids were arrested, It is comforting news. My nephew attends CHS, my daughters and other nieces and nephews will also attend in the coming years. I feel that CHS is a safe school but nevertheless, this can happen anywhere and at any time. Let's count our blessings and pray that this will go away. I am just thankful that my nephew and his friends are safe at this time, you grow to love them all as if they were your family also. YEPPA, sweetie!!
YEPPA!! YEPPA!!
Keep the COLTS safe..Class of 09'
Love you guys!!
Miss Finolla

Covina, CA

#8 May 1, 2009
Short of a metal detector or Security guards frisking all studenst and searching backpacks what can a school do? If a student can break into gun safe and steal guns then perhaps parents should not have guns in their homes. In addition I cannot believe other students had seen the guns and not reoprted this to any adult. They are guilty too. God help this generation!
concerned parent

Covina, CA

#9 May 1, 2009
Covina's High School principal is taking credit because nothing happened in her School.
What's the old saying, "It's better to be safe than sorry".
Sad4Covina

West Covina, CA

#10 May 1, 2009
to everyone that wasn't at the so called parent meeting, the district officials need to think before they talk. One official said that it wouldn't have been a Columbine because the kids weren't that organized so we should take comfort in that! I say whatever!! I take comfort that the extra police that were there today. The school district was trying to sweep it under the rug, by telling parents not to worry. FYI not many parents were at the meeting because the school district didn't notify them about it. When asked about the meeting and informing other parents they said they it should spread by word of mouth!!! How wrong is that. Covina Valley School District Dr. Pappas didn't even attend the meeting!
neighbor

West Covina, CA

#11 May 2, 2009
Please don't make this a lesson Covina High School
learns the hard way, we can't think "this will never happen to us" because it can happen to anyone and it could happen anywhere. Please take heed and take what almost happen and use it to make some serious changes, make our high school students aware of the importance of telling on others it is not just something to ignore, this generation thinks it is cool to mind their own business when it comes to knowing and seeing others doing wrong, hurting themselves and putting others in danger. This message is mainly for the Principal at Covina High. Please don't take this incident lightly because if you do so will your staff and students. And if the principal does not
take this serious we parents must.
With respect a concerned parents.
Aaron Ewing

Monrovia, CA

#12 May 3, 2009
I went to Covina High School and graduated in 2007 and now I currently have my little sister which is now a junior and if she would of been in school any of those days that they planned to shoot up the school I would possiablly of lost her.
I am really glad that the suspects did not carry through with their plot being there would of been so many fatalitie's if they had..

I knew about the stolen gun's because I heard it on my police scanner but I did not know it was gonna be related to this until I remember the exact same call of the missing gun's from the gun locker so it added up.I was also listening while they had a warent for the kid they arrested at school and got the other kid at home.

I am making the same statment that everyone else is also saying "What is wrong with our world today"
kate

Sacramento, CA

#14 May 6, 2009
CHS principal should not take this incident lightly. It is a very serious matter when kids and possibly parents knew of the plot and did not notify the school. Where are their brains?
Plus, a school fence is not going to help. Not having a fence is better because if something were to happen, students can just run out without being stuck behind a locked fence.

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