By: Katie Jones
A frightening but false alarm Monday at one QC school after a student reported seeing a gun on the grounds. Parents are now thanking the teen who spoke up. Just before noon Monday a student reported seeing a classmate with what turned out to be a pellet gun on Davenport Central's campus. But parents said it could've easily been the real deal. All was calm at Central High as parents picked their kids up from school Monday but what some didn't know was hours earlier the campus was on high alert.
"When it comes to education, students need a safe environment and parents are responsible, staff is responsible but also students are responsible," said Parent Kurt Larson.
Now, they're applauding the student who reported seeing what they thought was a weapon because they say it's better to be safe than sorry. "I'd want her to text and let me know and I'd want her to let teachers know too because somebody could shoot her," said one Parent .
"If you don't report anything something could happen you could end up with a situation like Colorado with a shooting where kids can get hurt," said one parent.
But luckily, parents can breathe easy. School officials say there was no threat to anyone and protocol was followed correctly but they're encouraging all students to be aware and don't be afraid to speak up.
"We are very grateful that the student who noticed what they thought was a weapon did report it promptly and that was absolutely the correct thing to do in all circumstances," said Dawn Saul from Davenport Schools.
The student who had the pellet gun was sent home immediately and Davenport Police are still investigating the incident.