A sixth-grade student at St. Alexis in Wexford has been suspended from school after officials said he threatened to shoot his classmates.
According to school officials, the 12-year-old student was caught cheating on a test on May 9. When his teacher confronted him about it, the student got very angry and the principal was called to assist in calming the student down.
The next day, the principal heard from several parents that the student told classmates he had a bullet for himself and 14 others to use on classmates.
School officials said the student will not be returning to school for the remainder of the year as he undergoes counseling. The student said he never threatened his classmates.
McCandless police said they’re not happy that the school didn’t alert authorities and that they handled the situation internally.
Superintendent Michael Latusek said he doesn’t know why there was a three-day delay in notifying parents and police.
“I will meet with school administrators to make sure they are aware of what procedures are,” said Latusek.