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Poth super answers gun-threat rumors




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POTH -- Rumors have been swirling around the community and on social networking sites, such as Facebook, related to an armed Poth High School student threatening one of his peers.

Poth Independent School District Superintendent Andrew Peters said that after school was dismissed April 16, an exchange allegedly took place between two students in the high school’s parking lot. Peters said a male 11th-grade student allegedly made a threat while brandishing a firearm.

Peters said Poth High School Principal Frank Hosek became aware of the incident April 18, prompting him to investigate. The student who allegedly had the weapon admitted that he had kept it in his vehicle, Peters said, but no staff members ever saw the gun and it was never recovered. The student on the receiving end of the alleged threat “took it as jesting,” the superintendent said.

Under normal circumstances, Peters said students who bring guns to school would be expelled. But since a weapon was never found, the student was punished for “inappropriate behavior.” He was removed from the classroom until the end of the school year, and was placed in in-school suspension during standardized testing administered the week of April 23. The student subsequently was placed in the Floresville Alternative Education Center, Peters said.
 

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