School district reacts to gun scares

5:43 PM, Feb 26, 2013   |    comments
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Natomas Unified School District

SACRAMENTO, CA - The district superintendent of Natomas schools is speaking out about several recent gun scares at local schools.

Five gun scares within two weeks in mid-February has parents worried.

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"We're very concerned because this could be a murder or a maniac on campus," said Troy Taylor, who has a son who attends Natomas Middle School. "We don't know what to expect now."

Supt. Chris Evans wants to put those concerns to rest.

"Certainly we believe it was the actions of a select few students and a non-student who made some really bad decisions. But there are a lot of things we do at Natomas Unified to keep our students safe," said Evans.

Off-duty police officers are assigned to campuses and staff members have received active-shooter training.

Evans credited awareness among staff and students as the reason the gun incidents did not turn into something much worse.

"Our staff has been hyper-vigilant about paying extra attention and making sure that they report anything that looks suspicious," said Evans.



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