A student brought a loaded gun to Kennedy-Curry Middle School in Dallas this week. Many parents are now concerned about their children's safety.
The Dallas Independent School District said the sixth grader had a .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol in his backpack. It was secured without incident and he was removed from campus.
The school does require students to have clear or mesh backpacks, but the weapon wasn't noticed until other students told a campus police officer.
"For a sixth grader to bring a gun to school, it just kind of makes you question as to what we are going through now," said Christopher Bloomer, a parent. "I mean, you're just out of elementary school and you're bringing a gun to school. That's a tough pill to swallow."
Darlene Bustos is a Dallas County juvenile probation officer whose younger brother attends Kennedy-Curry. She thinks the school needs metal detectors.
"First it was the drugs. I mean, we let that slide, but now the guns. I mean, imagine," she said. "If they don't have it here, what makes you think my brother is safe here? I don't think he's safe if they don't have those metal detectors."
Several parents said they heard the student brought the gun to school because he was bullied, but the district said that's absolutely not true.
"It was pertaining to someone bullying him. So it took for this to happen for y'all to get up here and that don't make no sense," said Crystal Goree, a parent.
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