Stony Point HS says student lied about gun at school

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by ASHLEY GOUDEAU / KVUE News and Photojournalist SCOTT McKENNEY and KVUE.com Staff

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Posted on December 20, 2013 at 4:31 PM

ROUND ROCK -- Stony Point High School says the report of a student bringing a gun to school a week ago is false.

A voice mail left for parents on Tuesday informed them that a student had come forward to report a student brought a gun to school on Friday, Dec. 13. The school told parents that disciplinary action had been taken.

The school issued a statement on Dec. 20 to say that upon further investigation, the information given to the staff was in fact false.

"It is unfortunate that we would have students provide false information to officials, which obligates us to take all precautions to be certain students on campus are safe. We will be taking all disciplinary action relating to this false report," Principal Albert Hernandez said in a release.

Hernandez goes on to thank the Round Rock Police Department and asks parents to contact his office for questions ro concerns.


Below is a copy of Principal Hernandez's voicemail message left for parents after a student told staff that another student had brought a gun to school.

Dear Stony Point High School Students, Staff and Parents,

Late yesterday afternoon a student came forward and informed campus administration that a fellow student had brought a gun to school on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. We immediately began investigating and have concluded today that we believe a student did bring a gun to campus last Friday.

In order to keep our campus safe, we need the assistance of our parents, students and staff. We ask that parents continue to stay active in monitoring their child’s behavior and actions. Students, please report anything suspicious to an adult on campus. It is imperative that students inform us immediately if they believe a fellow student or stranger has brought a weapon to our campus.

Bringing a weapon to school is a serious violation of the RRISD Student Code of Conduct and appropriate and immediate disciplinary actions have been taken.

The safety of our students and staff at school is of paramount importance. Please help us reinforce this message. Only working together, can our students, parents and staff keep our campus safe.

Finally, please feel free to contact my office if you have any questions or concerns you want to share. I assure you that the Stony Point HS administration, faculty and staff are committed to maintaining a school environment that is conducive to teaching and learning. We pledge to continue our vigilance in keeping Stony Point HS a safe campus.

Sincerely,

Albert Hernandez, Principal

Stony Point High School


Below is a copy of the letter Principal Hernandez sent to parents on Friday, Dec. 20 to inform them of the false report:

Dear Stony Point High School Students, Staff and Parents,

On the afternoon of Monday, December 16, 2013, a student came forward and informed campus administration that a fellow student had brought a gun to school on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. As we told you earlier this week, we immediately began investigating, as we were led to believe a student did bring a gun to campus last Friday. At the time when we sent the communication, we believed the information was accurate based on the investigation at that point.

Upon further and more in-depth investigation throughout this week, Stony Point High School Administration has determined that the initial information provided was falsely given. It is unfortunate that we would have students provide false information to officials, which obligates us to take all precautions to be certain students on campus are safe. We will be taking all disciplinary action relating to this false report.

Stony Point High School takes seriously any incident that threatens the security of our students and interrupts the educational process. We would like to thank the Round Rock police department for their assistance and collaboration in helping to maintain the safety and security of Stony Point High School.

Please feel free to contact my office if you have any questions or concerns you want to share. I assure you that the Stony Point HS administration, our School Resource Officers, faculty and staff are committed to maintaining a school environment that is conducive to teaching and learning. We pledge to continue our vigilance in keeping Stony Point HS a safe campus.


Sincerely,
Albert Hernandez, Principal
Stony Point High School

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