Birmingham's school board sent a stern rebuke to a parent who brought a handgun into an elementary school last month, a high school newspaper in the district reports.
A deputy superintendent confirms that "a parent was in possession of a firearm while in an elementary school’s main office,” write Seaholm Highlander reporters Kendall Hitch and Meghan Flynn. The administrator, Paul DeAngelis, wouldn't name the school or parent.
The district, like all others, bans firearms on school grounds or buildings. Birmingham's only exception is for parents picking up or dropping off students, as long as they stay in a vehicle.
Here's an excerpt from the board's letter, according to the paper:
"A [second] violation of this policy will result in a referral to law enforcement officials for immediate removal of the person from the premises, as well as a request for criminal prosecution. A violation may further result in exclusion of the person from the future visits to our schools and district-sponsored events.”
"We will contact the police anytime we see anyone carrying a gun on school property,” DeAngelis told the Seaholm High journalists via email.