A MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT MORTON SHERMAN
REGARDING A SCHOOL BUS INCIDENT ON MONDAY
Alexandria Va. — This morning, Alexandria City Public Schools administrators determined that a fifth-grade student at Douglas MacArthur Elementary School possessed a fake look-alike gun during the Monday afternoon bus ride. It was discovered that the student showed the phony weapon to other students during the bus ride. The incident was reported to the school after normal school hours on Monday evening, and an investigation was launched immediately. School officials were on site as the student was taken into local police custody this morning. No students were harmed.
"The safety of our students is always our first concern,” said Superintendent Morton Sherman. “We appreciate the quick response and action by our police. The student is suspended from school. The school division will complete its investigation in cooperation with the police as we consider further disciplinary action, including expulsion. As always, we encourage direct communication from parents, including personal phone calls."
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