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Gun Scare at Texas High School When Student Asked for Gum

Gun Scare at Texas High School When Student Asked for Gum

Leave the gun, take the gum.

Enunciation saves lives. Ok, maybe not. But it probably prevents needless miscommunications like this one in Kyle, Texas.

According to KVUE:

When a Lehman High School student asked for some chewing gum, another person misheard and thought the student said the word “gun,” causing a scare on campus.

School officials investigated the concern while students were held in their extended class periods. Later, Hays County CISD sent a letter out to parents stating:

“The safety of our students is always foremost on our list of priorities, so we take these concerns seriously,” the letter read in part. “We continue to encourage students to report anything they see or hear that causes them concern. Fortunately, in this case, it was a misunderstanding and there was no threat to our school or need to conduct a lock down.”

The investigation had little to no disruption to students’ schedules, officials said.

Lehman HS was not on lockdown, but students were held in their classes while the matter was investigated.

Hays Free Press posted the letter from the Lehman HS principle to parents of student. He wrote:

Dear Lobo Parents,

This morning we received a report from a student that there was allegedly a weapon on campus. After investigating the concern, it was determined that a student thought he heard the word “gun,” but in fact it was another student asking for some “gum.”

The safety of our students is always foremost on our list of priorities, so we take these concerns seriously. We continue to encourage students to report anything they see or hear that causes them concern. Fortunately, in this case, it was a misunderstanding and there was no threat to our school or need to conduct a lockdown.

Because we are conducting the PSAT, we were able to hold students in their extended class periods to investigate the concern with little to no disruption to their schedule.

Sincerely,

Michelle Chae

Principal, LHS

All because of gum.

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When I was in high school, the student would have been pulled aside by the administration, asked about what was going on, and then let the student go back to class. Now though, and in this case, someone accidentally hears a word that sounds like “gun” and the whole school goes on lock down.

I guess schools are run like airlines now. Don’t say “bomb” on a plane, and don’t say “gun” in a school. Ok, I think I’m getting the rules down. Are there any others?

Time to ban another word.

Let’s pass federal legislation to make sure nobody says “gum” in a school, … or airport … or federal building … or …

I kinda hate my self for doing this, but …

It’s principal, not principle.

Yeah cause there’s nothing more safe than giving teenagers the ability to create hysteria in school for giggles.

If it concerns the kid they should talk to their parents.

School isn’t your parent.

ugottabekiddinme | October 15, 2015 at 7:33 pm

Gee, in my day, chewing or asking for gum in school just brought detention.

Why? Gum was prohibited so we wouldn’t all be sticking wads of it under the chairs and desks.

Such were the weighty concerns of yesteryear. Sigh.

Imagine these millenium clowns and their handlers when Iranian proxy lights off a nuke in a U.S. city?

Re the gum, Woody Allen parodied it best:

Take the Money and Run — (Movie Clip) Gub
https://www.facebook.com/126152349438/videos/1076998935168/

Your note says you have a gub.

Well, I’ve met some from Texas that do have a bit of a southern drawl.

Francois: Do you know what kind of a gum it was?

Clouseau: The exploding kind.

Thank God his name wasn’t Ahmed ,of course if it was we know how that would go . I hope it was Big Red. If your gonna make a scene least have great gum.

    4fun in reply to dmi60ex. | October 16, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    “We continue to encourage students to report anything they see or hear that causes them concern.”

    Wonder if the kids can report on liberals as being dangerous and get the same school response of being locked up in their classroom until they identify the liberal and make sure it isn’t redistributing.

Can I have a gun in class if I brought enough for everybody?

To be fair, there was that exploding gum in the first “Mission: Impossible” movie.

Hays County – home of the Salt Lick barbecue. Traditionally the best barbecue around Austin.

This whole PSH* over guns is getting a little out of control. Now the go into spasms over a word?

*Pant shitting hysteria.

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