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Parents, Students Question Safety During VVSD Meeting

BB gun incident at Bolingbrook High School sparks fears.

Parents, Students Question Safety During VVSD Meeting
Parents and students alike spoke up during a three-hour board of education meeting Monday at Lukancic Middle School in Romeoville.

Many were concerned about safety at Bolingbrook High School following the resignation of Principal Michael White. On Jan. 30, the campus was briefly locked down when a s tudent brought a BB gun to school.

Believing it to be a real weapon, the freshman reportedly pointed it at a teacher before running out of the classroom. 

According to the Chicago Tribune, White found the student pointing the gun at his own neck, and convinced him to put it down.

During the Feb.10 meeting, a 15-year-old BHS student talked about her terror during the BB gun incident, saying she didn't want to be seen as a kid from "Ghettobrook High School," according to the Tribune.

Supt. James Mitchem said VVSD is exploring areas in need of "further supports," according to the Tribune, and the administration is looking to "re-instill confidence" in school safety.

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