The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

School In Good Hands

by Dessa Rodeffer, Quill Publisher/Owner

19 October 2005

After hearing about the scare of students with guns on campus at West Central, and talking to authorities, it is reassuring to know our school is in good hands.

Superintendent Ralph Grimm worked quickly with his staff and police and did an excellent job in calling a lockdown and securing the building until police said all was clear.

It's also good to know our community citizens are on watch, and called 911 when they saw students shooting revolvers.

I question the sense of adults and kids using each other for target practice using paint guns, and in this case, the next generation of soft pellet pistols.

This activity was not condoned by the school. Students should know that guns, fake or real have no place on school property.

Many times we see the fire departments called out to the nursing home on a false alarm, but each emergency makes them better.

Let's hope this learning experience will never have to be implemented again, except as a test for a crisis drill.