Rosa Parks Middle School Sends Letter to the Community Informing of a “Live Pistol Round” Found on a Luggage Bus at the School’s Outdoor Ed. Site

A letter was sent home to the Rosa Parks Middle School community (19200 Olney Mill Rd. in Olney) on Wednesday, September 27th, informing them of a “live pistol round” that was found on a luggage bus upon arrival to the school’s outdoor education site. A weapon was not found and there were no students present or on the bus. The full letter to the community can be seen below:

Dear Rosa Parks Families,

I am writing to make you aware of an incident that occurred on a school bus today, Wednesday, September 27th. This morning a live pistol round was found on a luggage bus when it arrived at our Outdoor Education site, no weapon was found.  No students were present or on the bus at this time, students were transported to Outdoor Education on separate buses.

We immediately enacted our emergency response protocols which included the following:

  • Staff took possession of the item and our security and safety team, as well as local law enforcement, were consulted.
  • Local law enforcement came on site and completed their investigation.
  • A determination was made that there is no credible threat to the safety of our students, staff, and other adults at Outdoor Education.

I wish to commend the quick actions of all staff who provided their complete professional attention to this matter. We are thankful for our strong partnership with the Department of Systemwide Safety and local law enforcement.

Ensuring the safety of our students, staff, and community is a top priority for our school.  We will continue to collaborate with all our resources and community partners to ensure Rosa Parks remains a safe school for everyone.

Bill Currence

Acting Principal

Rosa Parks Middle School

Featured photo of Rosa Parks Middle School courtesy of Google Maps

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