“Enough is enough.” Schools superintendent speaks on guns found in elementary school

By: | May 19, 2022

Roanoke City Public Schools Superintendent Verletta White held a news conference regarding the school district’s dealing with two unloaded guns found on an elementary school campus Tuesday.

White said as a parent, she agrees with parents who say enough is enough, and says the district is committed to keeping students safe, and says the district is looking at the potential merits of metal detectors on campuses, saying she understands many parents are against them.

The guns were discovered at Westside Elementary School by school administration and a school resource officer after the school received a report of a weapon on school property, according to a Roanoke City Public Schools spokesperson, who said school administration is cooperating fully with the investigation. No new information was released at the news conference regarding where specifically on campus the guns were found, who took them to school and who owns them.

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