Somerville’s new superintendent of schools Mary Skipper’s response to the public regarding this story is that it is “Irresponsible journalism” on The Somerville News Weekly’s behalf about the story that we wrote saying it wasn’t true.
Actually we have now learned that it’s allegedly the second time that this West Somerville Neighborhood School student has done this and he was allegedly using twenty dollars a week to save up for guns.
But now that the truth has surfaced and it was very irresponsible on the Somerville School Departments behalf and the superintendent not to have backbone enough to report it nor warn parents of the existing threat the first time and again this second time.
Whether it was a violent or a non violent situation, the parents of Somerville’s students should know.
Today after this article broke, the administration has gather their troops in a huddle and are circling their wagons around to cover their behinds due to the fact that they did not report the incident when it happened regarding the story.
We have also recently learned today that they have allegedly placed this student of Muslim religion, who bullied other students into paying him to join his club, into evaluation and returning him into the public school system within 45 days.
In a Somerville Public School statement released today, it clearly states that an incident in fact did occur “Based on information brought to our attention last week and immediately reported to Somerville Police, an investigation was launched that revealed no threat. Because no threat was found and the student involved is a minor no additional information can be shared at this time.”
Whether not it was a violent or nonviolent incident, why wasn’t it reported to parents and of course they can also hide behind the fact that the pupil was a juvenile.
We stand by our reliable sources 100% who are frustrated that the administration did absolutely nothing to warn parents and we stand by our story 100% that it is true and an incident did occur.
In our opinion, Somerville’s new Superintendent of Schools Mary Skipper should step down immediately!