Wheeler principal sends letter about guns confiscated in school
January 21, 2013 11:16 AM | 4370 views | 4 4 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print

This message was sent from Wheeler High Principal Dr. David Chiprany in response to two guns found on the school's campus on Friday.

Dear Wheeler Family,

In my efforts to keep you informed, I wanted to share with you information regarding a situation that occurred at our school today. As a result of a student tip, our school administrators and school resource officers were able to confiscate two unloaded guns from two students without incident. The students were subsequently placed in police custody. According to school district policy, any student who brings a weapon of this nature to school will be expelled.

I want to commend the student who brought this situation to our attention. Students are a critical part of our ability to maintain a safe school campus. Please encourage your child to report any activity that they see or hear that they feel is a threat to their safety. This is an example of how our collaborative efforts can help ensure a safe and secure school campus.

On behalf of our staff, I want to thank you for your continued support of Wheeler High School. Please feel free to contact me any time with questions.

Dr. David Chiprany


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For No Surprise
January 22, 2013
Franklin Road is in the City of Marietta and students attend Marietta HS. At least have your information correct before making judgments.
Open for Debate
January 21, 2013
I'm just wondering...wouldn't you want your child to be able to defend him/herself from a gunman trying murder them at school or would you want them to be unarmed and absolutely vulnerable like a sitting duck?

Just a thought...
Inquiring Minds
January 21, 2013
MDJ, it would be very interesting to know how many guns (and other weapons) have been found in Cobb schools over the past few years, both in total and per school. I suspect that the numbers are higher than one would think. Inquiring minds want to know!
No Surprise
January 21, 2013
And the students lived on Franklin Road with the rest of the thugs.
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