Image of Gun Circulating Among Students Forces MVMS to Issue Another Denial of Credible Threat To Safety
Mountain Valley Middle School Principal Angela Looney said Comal County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputies are on campus today, trying to figure out who created an image of a gun now circulating among students via text message.
The campus is not on lockdown. However, on social media, parents said students are “on hold” and segregated by grade level.
Today’s email is the second in less than 24 hours. On Wednesday, she advised parents the school had no evidence of any credible threat to student safety on Friday and asked parents to talk to their children about the negative consequences of spreading rumors.
Looney did not mince words today.
“Please know that if any student is found to have made any threatening statements, even jokingly, that they will be disciplined to the fullest extent allowed,” she said.
MVMS will take “any and all threats or rumors or threats seriously and will work with law enforcement to investigate thoroughly to determine their credibility,” Looney said.
Canyon Lake High School faced a similar incident on Oct. 28, when Principal Mark Oberholtzer was forced to send an email to parents and guardians after a student allegedly spread a rumor that a shooting was planned in the school cafeteria during lunch hour.
An image of a dirty mirror with the words, “I will shoot at lunch/Be warned” circulated between students.
I have has great concerns about safety at comal isd. Multiple incidents this yr ALONE. Deputy superintendent of safety for comal isd told me “we can’t search kids because that would take too long”, I asked about clear or mesh back packs to help prevent guns and weapons on campus he responded ” we talk about this every yr,but vote against” i asked can u tell me is there any guns on any comal isd campus that are not supposed to be on campus, his response “no”. This is a PROBLEM and comal isd is doing NOTHING to keep these kids in cl safe!!! They don’t send emails to parents about safety concerns . They work on a ssee something g say something and when our kids see and say they’re told its “JUST A RUMOR”. my response is sept 11 2001 was a “rumor” and 3000 plus Americans have dies since. So does 1 of our kids have to die or be injured before comal isd does something anything. As a result of comal isd incompetence on safety my kids NO LONGER GO TO COMAL ISD. they only way our voices will be heard is if we pull our kids from this district ,which in returns cuts their funding on a state and federal level.
This school is nothing but a lie and a joke to ALL OF THEM.
Pull your kids out and homeschool them.
They kept the kids outside and left them open to harm without fully knowing if the threat was credible or not. Why they even allowed students near the campus while police were investigating is beyond me.
I’m so tired of this. Twice in a month? The middle school and high school. Vague emails and minimum communication. It’s absolutely unacceptable.
Looney was addressed with a picture of someone holding a gun on Wednesday. They pretended like they was no evidence but that is a false statement. Looney will do anything to cover up what’s happened in MVMS to make it seem like a “perfect school”
My child called me crying, I never heard anything from the school.she was scared for her safety. So yes better safe than sorry
Better safe than sorry.