Smylie Wilson to impose clear bag policy after third firearm bro - FOX34 Lubbock

Smylie Wilson to impose clear bag policy after third firearm brought to school

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There has been a third incident in the past few weeks of a student bringing a gun to Smylie Wilson Middle School. No threats were made to students or staff.

Lubbock ISD reports the student has been arrested and faces severe disciplinary action. After another student made a report to an administrator, campus administration and Lubbock ISD Police investigated.

Over the past few weeks two firearms and one pellet gun were confiscated from students on the Smylie Wilson campus. Because of these incidents, the district will implement a clear bag policy at Smylie Wilson with the start of classes in January.

Here is a statement from Lubbock ISD:

"Students in possession of a weapon face severe disciplinary action for violating either the student code of conduct, state law, or both. Campus and district administration are focusing efforts on proactive changes by enacting enhanced security and safety precautions on the campus for the spring semester. Beginning Tuesday, January 7, a clear bag policy will be implemented for Smylie Wilson Middle School. Each student will be provided with a clear backpack and other types of bags will not be allowed. Students will be also provided a lightweight jacket as part of their standardized dress with no other jackets or coats allowed. A Lubbock ISD Police officer will be on full-time assignment at the campus and additional police support will be provided as needed.

"Families are encouraged to discuss with their students the importance of telling an adult if they see something out of the ordinary, and also the severity of consequences taken against anyone who brings any type of weapon on campus. Each of these incidents were resolved due to a student or staff member reporting information to an administrator. Reports can be made either in person or through the district’s STOPit app via text, email, and phone.

"We consider the safety and security of students and staff as high a priority as academics. The school environment should be a place for students to learn and grow without fear of violence or threats, and Lubbock ISD will take appropriate and swift action for anyone threatening the safety and security of our campuses." 

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