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School safety paramount as threat occurs

by | Mar 1, 2018 | Education

In today’s world school safety is a hot button topic, and for the Farmersville Independent School District, it is an issue that is taken seriously. Recently, the FISD school board approved the addition of two police officers bringing the total to four, one per campus in the district. (Courtesy photo)

In today’s world school safety is a hot button topic, and for the Farmersville Independent School District, it is an issue that is taken seriously.

A junior high school student was arrested Wednesday, Feb. 21 for exhibition of a firearm, which is a Third Degree felony.

According to Farmersville ISD Police Chief Toby Caviness, students utilized an anonymous, bullying report system the school district has to report concerns about a fellow classmate that was threatening students.

Prior to the start of class on Wednesday, police officers and administration met with the student.

”Obviously, in a time of heightened awareness and security we take any and all reports very seriously. During the investigation, it was concluded that the statements qualified as a terroristic threat and the student was removed from campus,” Junior High School Principal Cory Malcolm stated in a letter sent home to parents Friday, Feb. 23.

By Wyndi Veigel • News Editor • [email protected]

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