This is Dr. AJ Muttillo, Principal of Leesville Road High School.
Because we want to keep you informed, I would like to provide you information about an incident that occurred at school today. Four of our students left campus at lunchtime and went to a nearby wooded area. One of the students took a video of a toy gun they found in the wooded area and posted it via social media. Students who received the video brought it to our attention this afternoon.
We immediately notified WCPSS Security and Raleigh Police, who were already on site. As a result of our investigation, the police found and took possession of the toy gun. The students involved will be appropriately disciplined. Instilling fear in students is a violation of the values of our school community. Through the past two weeks, we have worked to reassure you as rumors circulated. We must all work together to provide a place where our children feel safe.
Let me again remind you that student safety is our priority. Please help us make sure your student feels comfortable sharing any concerns they have with you and school staff. Know that we will continue to take every measure to ensure the safety of our students. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the school at 919.870.4250. Thank you.