Friday, September 26, 2008

2 Amarillo High Students Arrested In 1 Week

So I am really thinking that my mom should think about retiring from the school business... especially with all of the craziness going on at her school this week.

On Tuesday afternoon, police arrested a 16-year-old Amarillo High School student after discovering weapons and ammunition in the student's pickup in a campus parking lot. School liaison officers found two .22 rifles, two shotguns, ammunition and a butterfly style knife in the student's pickup. The student, who was arrested at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, was taken to the Youth Center of the High Plains and faces a charge of possession of a weapon on school property. I take this to be a very serious threat after all of the other school shootings around the country and obviously these kids are everywhere even in your very own schools and communitites.

As if the first of the week had gotten off to an unsettling start... On Thursday, after a tip that a weapon was in a students car parked on campus, an officer found a machete in the car, in the console area. The student, 17 year old Kramer Robert Johnson was arrested for Possession of a Weapon in a weapons free zone. He was taken to the Randall County Jail on the felony charge.

What is our would coming to? It's just scary.. Our lives are at the mercy of these kids hands... I just personally do not understand how a 16 would have 4 powerful guns and ammunition in his possession.. and a 17 year old with a machete.. what! I have only heard of those being used in the movies... I guess the biggest blessing is that in each of these incidents a student has reported the weapons before anything has happened.

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