Just days after a student threatened to bring a gun to school at Hilldale, a false intruder alarm frightened students to the point that at least one sent a text to his family telling them he loved them.
The alarm, accidentally set off by a vendor, according to Superintendent Erik Puckett, announced to the middle school that there was an intruder in the building and instructed everyone to stay in their classrooms and lock the doors.
“He was scared,” the boy’s father said of the boy who sent the text. “So was everyone. I was scared too.”
Additional counseling services have been added for students traumatized by the event.
“We have added counseling services at all sites as part of the state counselors Corp grant,” Puckett said. “We have LPC and school counselors available.”