On Monday, Jan. 4, a student was caught – and stopped – attempting to carry a handgun onto the Highline High School campus in Burien by a School Resource Officer. The weapon was confiscated, and the student was expelled per Highline Public School policy, as well as state regulations about guns on campus. “We want students to feel safe and be safe at school,” Principal Vicki Fisher said. “Please take the time to discuss with your child the importance of immediately telling an adult any time they see a weapon or something that looks like a weapon at school. Assure your child that reporting a weapon is the right thing to do and protects everyone at school from harm.” Here’s a letter sent out to parents via email:

January 4, 2016 Dear Highline Families: There was a situation at school today that I want to share with you. When a group of students were seen coming on campus during a class period, our School Resource Officer stopped them. One of the students had a hand gun. The gun was confiscated and the student involved was expelled per Highline’s board policy as well as state regulations. Please remind your children of the seriousness of bringing any weapon to school. We want students to feel safe and be safe at school. Please take the time to discuss with your child the importance of immediately telling an adult any time they see a weapon or something that looks like a weapon at school. Assure your child that reporting a weapon is the right thing to do and protects everyone at school from harm. Thank you for reviewing this important school rule and our safety procedures with your children. Please call me at 206.631.6700 if you have questions or concerns. Sincerely, Vicki Fisher Principal
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