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Rocori Holds Community Meeting On School Safety

COLD SPRING  (AP) – The Rocori school district is holding a community meeting to discuss school safety – after two students brought weapons to school in April.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Rocori High School commons.
Some parents raised concern about how the incidents were handled.

On April 12, a 13-year-old boy brought a loaded gun to school and pointed it at another student. There was no lockdown and police were not immediately contacted.

Superintendent Scott Staska has said a lockdown was unnecessary because the situation was quickly controlled.

On April 20, a girl brought a pocketknife to school.

Both students were expelled.

The meeting will be like one held in 2003, after two students were shot and killed in Rocori High School.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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