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Friday, November 02, 2012

Shooting Near Franklin High;Students Okay

From the district (at 2:30 p.m.):

The lockdown has been lifted at both John Muir Elementary and Franklin High schools. Both schools are in shelter-in-place and students will be released on time.

End of Update.


From the Times, a report of a shooting near Franklin High School.  Apparently, it had nothing to do with the school, the person shot was believed to be between 18-20 but not a student at the school.  (The shooter, though, apparently looked to be younger, about 15-16 years old.)  The victim is in critical condition.  This happened at about 12:30 p.m.

Franklin was not put into lockdown but students were told to stay in their classrooms.

One thing that I did learn is that the district does have the ability to text students as well as parents about on-going issues at school.  After the Cafe Racer shooting and this shooting, where it was lunchtime with students off-site, it might be good to be able to text students on what to do. 

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

We just got an automated message saying John Muir is in lockdown, and it says in the ST that Franklin is now in lockdown.

--Worried Muir Mom

mirmac1 said...

The district must learn from the recent past to kick into max. "engagement mode" to keep keep worried families informed.

seattle citizen said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to the young man who was shot, and I hope they soon find the teenager who did soon. He is somebody's student, which makes him ours. Why wasn't he in school? Why did he do this horrible thing? What could we have done, as a community around our schools, to prevent this?

Anonymous said...

@seattle citizen, the student wasn't in school because during the shooting, it was Senior lunch so the Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors get to go off campus.
Source: Franklin High School Student