At Walbrook, weapons drawn
Just a few days after Peter Hermann's column about the safety concerns of students at Homeland Security Academy, the other school that shares the old Walbrook building had a frightening incident. It happened Tuesday at the Institute of Business and Entrepreneurship.
System officials confirm that late yesterday morning, a boy became very agitated, and neither staff nor the school police officers assigned to the building could calm him down. In the hallway, he wielded a knife, and they did not know if he would use it to harm himself or others. After officers commanded him between seven and 10 times to drop his weapon and he did not, one of them drew a gun. The student put the knife down and was transported to DJS.
This, on the same day as a boy was stabbed in the chest at Heritage High. Not a great backdrop for celebrating the city's improved high school performance.