Parents claim their children are ‘terrified’ of going to class at a Western Australian school after a student shared a video of him holding a gun.
Police have told families of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School in the state’s Goldfields region there is no risk to student safety, but parents say there is no such thing.
Last week, a male student posted a series of videos and photos on Snapchat of him brandishing a gun while another student warned that the school could be “shot”.
Officers attended high school but confirmed there was no “active gunman threat” and the gun was never brought onto the property, and students were not at any risk.
An aunt of two boys at the school said that in reality, children were even afraid to show up.
A Western Australian student posted a video of him holding a gun and listening to rap music on Snapchat
WA Police immediately sent officers to Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School but said there was no “active gunman threat” and confirmed the gun had not entered the premises
“I had a boy who didn’t even want to go to school. He cried and said to my sister “no, I don’t want to go to school” because he is terrified. Kalgoorlie Miner.
She called the police’s allegations “ridiculous.”
‘Just ask the kids, they’ll tell you. It doesn’t get lost, every time you ask another kid they all say the same thing,” she added.
“My cousin said to me, ‘Auntie, they don’t just beat you up, they stab you'” and that’s it? Where are we?’.
Earlier this year, a student was allegedly injured by another holding a blade weapon.
The boy had a bag on his head as he brandished the gun while listening to a hip-hop song
WA Department of Education director general Lisa Rodgers previously said a small number of students at Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School have been involved in violent incidents.
“We have deployed additional staff to provide support and more supervision before and after school,” she says.
“It is disappointing that the choices and actions of a very small group of students at the school have disrupted the learning of the majority of students who continue to do the right thing.
“Violence is never okay, and all students involved in fighting in public schools could be suspended or, in severe cases, face further disciplinary action, such as expulsion in accordance with the state government’s action plan against violence.”
Fears of firearms were sparked by the student who last week posted a series of photos and a video of him brandishing the gun on Snapchat.
The video shows the gunman holding the gun and listening to a hip-hop song with a bag around his neck. The West reported that he was reloading the gun in the clip.
At the time, the Department of Education and the WA Police Department sent officers to the school to investigate, not long before a second student shared a separate social media post warning that the boy would take the gun to a school building for a “school shooting.” ‘. , against students for not going to school.
The boy, from Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School in Western Australia, is said to have made the threat last week after 19 students and two teachers were shot during a shooting at an American school in Texas.
It is also unknown if the boy had access to any weapons, while Police Commissioner Chris Dawson assured the community they were safe.
Prime Minister Mark McGowan said the threat was another reminder that Australia must ensure that it follows its gun laws strictly.
“Clearly there are serious concerns about firearms in light of what has happened in America,” he said, referring to the recent shooting at a Texas school.
“Whatever happens, we never, never, ever want to go down the road America is on right now.”