Police Investigate Student After He Makes “Gun” Joke

Student Gets Investigated After Gun Joke.

The Florida Shooting has police on edge, concerned about stopping the next incident. Especially since the last shooter could have been stopped if the authorities had just followed up on some complaints. So when there was a report of a student possibly intending to bring a gun to school the Police were on it.

The incident occurred in Lousiana’s Oberlin High School where a student was tutoring another student and drew a square root symbol. The student finished the math symbol and the pupil said that the symbol looked like a pistol. The student tutor tried to joke and get them back on task and said “Let’s get to work before I shoot you with the pistol.” Somehow this morphed into he’s going to bring a gun to school which was then reported to the police.

The Police did more than just question the student they did their due diligence and thoroughly investigated him. The authorities searched the student’s home and found nothing, not a gun, or any evidence of any misconduct.

“The student used extremely poor judgment in making the comment, but in light of the actual circumstances, there was clearly no evidence to support criminal charges,” the department wrote.

In reaction to this incident the school has a new policy:

According to new policies set by the school board, any student accused of talking about guns or school shootings will be investigated by three entities: the school board, the sheriff’s department, and the district attorney’s office.”

The student has yet to be expelled but is not allowed on the school grounds until the incident is resolved. But with this new policy, they might as well ban the word gun if they are going to go to this length at the mere use of the word.

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This situation was blown out of proportion but I suppose it is better to be safe than sorry… But maybe they could have just asked the students what was said? Seems like it would have saved a bunch of time. That and their treatment of the student seems kind of extreme especially when all he did is make a joke. But I guess this is the world we are living in now, where a simple joke in a school could lead to expulsion and full police investigation.