Parents and students at Woodstock High School had quite a scare Thursday. The school was locked down and an unloaded handgun was found in a restroom of the Cherokee County school. Two teens were arrested and two assault rifles were found at one of the student’s homes. A third student was being questioned.
One twist here: The parents of one of the boys arrested called the cops when they believed he ran away. When the police arrived to investigate they realized several of their guns were missing. Here’s the full AJC story.
Police are still trying to figure out what the teenagers planned to do with the guns.
“It may end up that there was no plot,” said Cherokee County Sheriff’s department spokesman Sgt. Jay Baker in the article.
In situations like this thoughts pretty quickly turn to the parents. How much did they know? How much could they have prevented? (It seems like these parents and these police officers did a pretty good job piecing things together.)
Hopefully none of us will ever be in the position of having to defend ourselves or our children, but it may be a good time to think about how tuned in we are to our own children.
What are your thoughts on the school lockdown and arrests yesterday? Would you have been tuned in enough to your kids to prevent them from getting into trouble? Would you know if they were feeling alienated at school?