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Midway: children helped prevent bad situation from becoming worse

POSTED: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 3:14pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

WOODWAY -- A shocking situation at Midway ISD's Woodgate Intermediate School yesterday, where a 12-year-old brought a pellet gun and pocket knife to school.

The child apparently told other students about the items in his locker and then multiple children told teachers, who then notified police.

The child was taken to juvenile detention but his next steps are still unknown.

But many parents are left wondering was everything done right, and how can this be prevented?

"The children came forward, and said, we know about this thing that's going on, they told trusted adults and that's the very best thing that they could have done because it prevented a bad situation from becoming worse," Traci Marlin, Midway ISD spokesperson said.

Faculty and staff at Midway schools go through crisis trainings each year.

Midway asks that if you think your child is bringing anything suspicious or not school appropriate with them to class, to check their backpacks before leaving for school.

They said many times children may not realize the severity of punishment for bringing to school what they may think is harmless.

However, Waco Police say the child threatened to injure other students. The child was arrested and charged for a terroristic threat. Luckily, no one was hurt.
 

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