FE, Texas (KTRK) -- A Santa Fe elementary school principal is alerting
parents to an incident Monday involving a student who brought a World
War II-era grenade to class.
Officials at Kubacak Elementary say
the inoperable relic grenade was not dangerous, but was quickly
confiscated by Santa Fe ISD police after other students reported the
device to staff.
"When students asked what it was, he responded, 'I have a bomb,'" Principal Andi Hull wrote in a letter home to parents.
said a threat was never made toward any students or to the school, and
appropriate disciplinary action is being taken after the incident.
principal also said the matter highlights how important it is for
students that see or hear something to report immediately to a teacher
or faculty member.
Late Monday, Eyewitness News received the text of Hull's letter home to parents, which reads:
September 16, 2019
Dear Kubacak Elementary Parents and Guardians,
is our top priority at Kubacak Elementary, and in our continuous
efforts to keep you informed, I want to make you aware of a report that
was brought to the attention of the Kubacak Elementary administrators
and the SFISD Police this morning.
In the gym, before school
started, it was reported that a student told other students "I have
something fragile in my backpack." When students asked what it was, he
responded, "I have a bomb." He then showed the item to the other
students. The students who heard this and saw the item immediately
reported it to Kubacak staff members, who informed Kubacak
administration and SFISD Police.
The student was immediately
questioned, and through the investigation administration and SFISD
Police discovered that the student had, in his possession, a World War
II inoperable relic grenade. Although this item is not dangerous, it was
confiscated by SFISD Police, and the parent of the student was
immediately notified. Appropriate student disciplinary action will be
taken in accordance with the SFISD Student Code of Conduct.
know that there was never a threat made toward any students or the
school. However, I am making you aware of this incident because it
serves as a good opportunity for you to caution your children about
making potentially alarming comments, bringing inappropriate items to
school, and the serious consequences that they may face as a result of
their actions. It is also good to remind your child that if they see or
hear something, they should immediately report it to a campus staff
member or trusted adult so that action can be taken.
safety of our students is our highest priority at Kubacak Elementary,
and I appreciate your continued support in making our campus a safe and
positive learning environment. Please contact me if you have any
questions or concerns at 409-925-9600.
Andi Hull, Principal Kubacak Elementary
So glad the school & SFISD are being so cautious!!!! Today's world is not the world I grew up in & today, even the slightest, should be recognized, as a precaution. SF is still reeling from 5/18/2018 "incident".
Posted by noname at 9/17/2019 12:37:13 PM
I keep saying.."WE are the First Line of Defense when it comes to protecting others from a possible Mass Incident". Guns don't Load themselves and go out and hurt anyone. PEOPLE do this with guns. Nearly ALL shooters run their mouths about hurting someone before the actual attack. So, If you hear something,see something,or read something..Tell the proper Authorities asap. You just might save a few Lives. Kudos to the child that spoke up here.