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FROM MY OLDEST SONS SCHOOL TODAY.....

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A message from HOPEWELL HIGH SCHOOL

This is Principal Jones.

As of 7:35 AM we have been on a partial lockdown with CMS and Huntersville Police departments.  There are 2 dogs on sight assisting with the search of classrooms and all hallways (including lockers) for any objects or substances that will compromise the safety of our school.  Students and teachers were removed from classes as security personnel searched the designated areas, which means dogs were not near students or staff. 

The search and seizure will continue throughout the remainder of the day in our parking lots and remainder of the grounds.  No students or staff will be allowed to be in the parking lot until notified.  Our schedule has resumed as usual.    
 

Thank you for your partnership in assisting us with this effort to maintain the safety of our school community. 

Have a great day.  Go Titans!

 

 

 

How would you feel about this if it was your child in this situation? (p.s. my son is in 9th grade)

 

 

UPDATE: My son just got home and said that they (the cops) where actually patting students down (they did not pat my son down) .... and he heard that they found cocaine, weed and knives. I wonder if I will get an email with an update to what they found (last time they did the lockdown/search I got an email around 7pm that night saying they found drugs and 6 knives)

by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:19 AM
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Kylie819
by Michael Westen on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:18 AM
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It would depend on the reasons for the search.

But the first thing I noticed was the school used "sight" instead of "site".
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LilliesValley
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:21 AM
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I think they let you know that things like this can happen and at least they told you. The lock down sounds due to drugs and since I wouldn't want drugs in my kids school that would be fine with me. Jmot.
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LilliesValley
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:22 AM
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Lmfao. I didn't even notice that. Hilarious. Higher learning. LOL


Quoting Kylie819:

It would depend on the reasons for the search.



But the first thing I noticed was the school used "sight" instead of "site".

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mommaTLC186
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:29 AM

 All 3 of the schools my kids are in have sent me emails with errors like that. Makes me feel real good about their educations.

Quoting Kylie819:

It would depend on the reasons for the search.

But the first thing I noticed was the school used "sight" instead of "site".

 

WesternNYmom
by Alaina on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:35 AM

 

That's it?   Boy schools have gotten soft on punishment.  When I was in school, If a kid did that, not only would that student have been removed from the school, but he would also have been arrested for attempted assult. I fogot to add in my earlier post, that the boy who brought the hunting knife to school, was arrested, and was booked in county jail for weapons charges.

Quoting mommaTLC186:

 In my 13yr olds school (he is in 8th grade in middle school), about 2 months ago, a kid brought a hammer to school with the intention of beating someone with it. He only got 4 days out of school suspension for that.

Quoting WesternNYmom:

 

The school I attended had issues with kids sneaking in pot, and alcohol.  Kids would hide joints in packs of cigaretts, and pour their drink of choice into thermoses or sports bottles, and sip it during breaks between classes. The problem got so bad that the administration ordered that the staff seize all water bottles, thermoses and cigarette packs that were brought onto campus. I couldn't even bring a thermos of soup to school for lunch. It was annoying, but I understood why they did this. I attended a small rural High school.  We also have one incident where a hunting knife was found in a locker. The owner of the locker was expelled for the remainder of the school year for violating school policy which banned him from bringing the knife onto school property.  I hate it when people say, "I don't live in the city so we are safe."  Incidents like this happen at every school across the country.

Quoting mommaTLC186:

 I know right? I've only lived in the state for about 20 months. I do have to say it's a big improvement from Detroit schools (where I came from to move here), but I guess I thought that kind of thing wouldn't go on here (wishful thinking? lol)

I feel like going to get him (my son) but they dont release kids during lockdowns (which I think is kind of frustrating since I should be able to take my own kids whenever I want to) but I guess they do that to avoid panic? or to make sure the kid that is in possesion doesn't get away? idk

Quoting WesternNYmom:

 

Yikes.

Quoting mommaTLC186:

 this is the second time in a few weeks they've done a search ... last search turned up 6 knives and drugs ....

Quoting WesternNYmom:

It depends on the reason for the search.  I  wouldn't worry too much if our district had a policy where they conducted these searches frequently throughout the year. The high school I attended conducted routine locker searches while class was in session. We knew they did them, we just didn't know the days and times.  If this is not a normal security procedure in the district, then I would be worried.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LuckyMom822
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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Sounds to me like they are doing everything they can to clean up the school and get rid of the problems and /or problem kids. Good for them! I think it will only make the school safer for your son.

Jinxed8
by Gold Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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I would send an e-mail back to the principal asking exactly what the search was for.  He's being too vague in his message if it's a drug thing to bust students, fine.  If it's a bomb threat then No.  Not okay

mumsy2three
by Shauna on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:41 AM
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It sounds to me like someone (principal, dean, guidance) caught wind of possible drugs or weapons on campus. It happens sometimes in the high school I work at. Some of them are schedule lock downs with k9 units some aren't.

Kylie819
by Michael Westen on Feb. 15, 2013 at 12:05 PM
I would proofread the email and send it back to them :)

Quoting mommaTLC186:

 All 3 of the schools my kids are in have sent me emails with errors like that. Makes me feel real good about their educations.


Quoting Kylie819:

It would depend on the reasons for the search.

But the first thing I noticed was the school used "sight" instead of "site".

 

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mommaTLC186
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 12:18 PM

 If we where in Michigan the boy would have been expelled and charged and probably end up on probation or in the youth home. This state is very "relaxed" compared to Detroit/Michigan laws and enforcement.

Quoting WesternNYmom:

 

That's it?   Boy schools have gotten soft on punishment.  When I was in school, If a kid did that, not only would that student have been removed from the school, but he would also have been arrested for attempted assult. I fogot to add in my earlier post, that the boy who brought the hunting knife to school, was arrested, and was booked in county jail for weapons charges.

Quoting mommaTLC186:

 In my 13yr olds school (he is in 8th grade in middle school), about 2 months ago, a kid brought a hammer to school with the intention of beating someone with it. He only got 4 days out of school suspension for that.

Quoting WesternNYmom:

 

The school I attended had issues with kids sneaking in pot, and alcohol.  Kids would hide joints in packs of cigaretts, and pour their drink of choice into thermoses or sports bottles, and sip it during breaks between classes. The problem got so bad that the administration ordered that the staff seize all water bottles, thermoses and cigarette packs that were brought onto campus. I couldn't even bring a thermos of soup to school for lunch. It was annoying, but I understood why they did this. I attended a small rural High school.  We also have one incident where a hunting knife was found in a locker. The owner of the locker was expelled for the remainder of the school year for violating school policy which banned him from bringing the knife onto school property.  I hate it when people say, "I don't live in the city so we are safe."  Incidents like this happen at every school across the country.

Quoting mommaTLC186:

 I know right? I've only lived in the state for about 20 months. I do have to say it's a big improvement from Detroit schools (where I came from to move here), but I guess I thought that kind of thing wouldn't go on here (wishful thinking? lol)

I feel like going to get him (my son) but they dont release kids during lockdowns (which I think is kind of frustrating since I should be able to take my own kids whenever I want to) but I guess they do that to avoid panic? or to make sure the kid that is in possesion doesn't get away? idk

Quoting WesternNYmom:

 

Yikes.

Quoting mommaTLC186:

 this is the second time in a few weeks they've done a search ... last search turned up 6 knives and drugs ....

Quoting WesternNYmom:

It depends on the reason for the search.  I  wouldn't worry too much if our district had a policy where they conducted these searches frequently throughout the year. The high school I attended conducted routine locker searches while class was in session. We knew they did them, we just didn't know the days and times.  If this is not a normal security procedure in the district, then I would be worried.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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