Instead of a Lockdown of the Day™

by Steve MacDonald

AmmoOh No, Ammo!

Instead of a Lockdown of the Day™, a good story. Some ammunition fell out of the jacket pocket of an upperclassman at Oyster River High School in Durham, New Hampshire on Thursday, and in a increasingly vanishingly rare moment of sanity, nobody freaked out, and the student is not being expelled or banished to an alternative school. The student had been at a firing range with his father Wednesday night, and Thursday morning some forgotten ammo fell from his jacket pocket and onto the floor. The school resource officer and the local police were called in, but they quickly determined that there was no ill intent by the student. Deputy Chief Rene Kelley said no charges would be brought, and Superintendent Dr. James Morse said that although it was against policy to bring ammunition to school, given the nature of this case, the student would not face severe punishment. “It was truly just an accident,” said Morse.

It is nice to see common sense but what it “not severe punishment,” I wonder?

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  • Bill Anderson

    Noooo, they used common sense, how could they.

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  • balencesto

    I’m really surprised that they didn’t go into full lockdown mode and expell the kid. After all, it is Oyster River . . . one of the “ohh-la-la” seacoast region schools. I could see admin and SRO reacting in a calm, rational manner in a more rural, blue-collar, “traditional” community like ours . . . but Oyster River? This truly is good news. If Oyster River can use common sense in such matters, than surely all schools can.

  • Tim from Nashua

    They don’t consider re-education camps severe punishment, they consider it ‘getting your mind right’.

  • Michael

    No charges would be brought? What charges “could be” brought? There are none. It’s not a crime to bring ammo onto school grounds – sure, it’s in breach of some school *rule* but not any RSA.

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