Appoquinimink Superintendent Matt Burrows sent an email to parents minutes ago giving more detail about the district’s role in the handgun incident yesterday at Middletown High School. I will certainly give Burrows credit for fully owning up to the omission of details in his parent letter yesterday as those facts seem to have been discovered by the Delaware State Police after he sent out the parent letter. While I am not a member of the MOT Residents Facebook page, I understand parents have been going off on there all day long about the differences between the parent letter and the Delaware State Police press release. I just have one question, and it is a big one: who discovered the student pulled out the gun on another student? Was it the district or the State Police? I posted my article about those differences less than two hours ago.
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.