not this kid… or WAS IT???
A first-grader at a Sacramento school threatened to shoot a classmate over an argument, police said.
Authorities were called to Caroline Wenzel Elementary School at 6870 Greenhaven Drive at 11:45 a.m. Monday to assist school officials with an investigation, Officer Norm Leong said.
The 6-year-old’s father was contacted and advised of the threat. No arrests were made.
Investigation? No arrests made? You don’t say. I’m glad the principal, Judy Montgomery/Philip Moore according to SCUSD’s website, didn’t decide to go off book and handle this themselves. If this was my kid, I would be so livid that I would probably forget to scold him for being such a dingbat. Is that really the district’s policy when it comes to these things?
The only mitigating circumstance I can think of is that the school could have had reason to believe the kid could actually carry something out — like his dad was an ex-con or something, or they knew there were unlocked guns in the home. But I think it’s way more likely that the administrators here simply made the wrong call (IMHO). I’m going to do some digging and see if the police report has any helpful details…