The South Bend Police Department is investigating two separate cases involving weapons being brought to schools.
On Tuesday, April 11, administrators at Riley High School were alerted of a student possibly being in possession of a firearm. Through an investigation with school security, school administration and the School Resource Officer, a firearm was located in the student’s backpack shortly after the student entered the building.
The student was detained and taken to the Juvenile Justice Center.
Later in the morning, administrators at Jackson Middle School received a tip that a weapon was brought into the school. The school was placed on lockdown as the School Resource Officer investigated. Through an investigation, a pellet gun was located, and the student was also taken to the Juvenile Justice Center.
No one was injured in either case.
They are learning younger and younger, it’s cool to be a gangster in the hood. My guess is these children carrying firearms to school, come from having no male adult in the home. The breakdown of the two parent home is the root cause.