The Delaware State Police issued a press release today about the arrest of Tymere Moore, an 18 year old Middletown High School student in Appoquinimink School District. It gives much more information than the statement Appoquinimink Superintendent Matt Burrows sent to parents yesterday. Including the very disturbing fact that the student actually pulled out the handgun and pointed it at another student. The primary charge in the arrest was for brandishing a handgun. Which was not mentioned in Burrows’ parent letter at all. Continue reading
Following a break-up of a potential fight, a handgun was found in a student’s bag at Middletown High School in the Appoquinimink School District earlier today. Sadly, this came shortly after news broke out of another school shooting. The shooting in Santa Fe, Texas killed nine students and a teacher. While I salute the staff at Middletown High for defusing this situation very fast, it is indicative of potential threats in our schools. I’ve been told by other educators that weapons are brought into schools constantly but they are rarely found. I fully support metal detectors in ALL of our schools. Is it a burden? Yes. But Delaware does not want to be on the news for innocent students being gunned down. Hats off to Superintendent Matt Burrows for letting parents know this went down as well! Earlier reports in the day addressed a situation but it wasn’t until Burrows released the letter about the gun being found that I felt it was appropriate to post this.