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Parents react after a gun was discovered at Maumelle High School



Maumelle, Arkansas – Parents were horrified to learn that a student had been detained at Maumelle High School for keeping a gun in their vehicle.

Police claim that some pupils at Maumelle High School heard a classmate indicate they had a gun in their car, interrupting an otherwise routine Wednesday morning.

“It makes you not want to have them here because you are concerned about their safety,” parent Noelle McKamie said.

Staff informed the police after receiving a tip. A gun was discovered in the student’s automobile during the police investigation.

“The student was arrested,” Maumelle Police Public Information Officer Shannon Giompoletti said.

When McKamie learned, she instantly started to worry about her child’s safety at school, she recalled.

“It definitely is nerve-wracking, and it puts us in a position that we don’t really know what to do or how to handle it, if we can do anything,” McKamie said.

She stated that she sought answers because the news raised so many questions.

“Where did they get it from, why did they have it, what were their intentions of having the gun because we do know of other states that go through mass shootings, and that is something we are terrified of as a parent, sadly that’s a modern-day worry,” McKamie stated.

There was no need for a lockdown, according to police.

“It was handled so quickly that the school was not put on lockdown,” Giompoletti said.

Although McKamie expressed gratitude that the students are safe tonight, she hoped that more might be done to prevent this from happening in the future.

“How do we, what do we do as a community to together to fix it, to prevent it,” McKamie said.


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