Wagswoofs – Around 10:45 a.m., administrators at Greenville High School (GHS) initiated an emergency lockdown in response to a call reporting suspicions of a student carrying a gun on campus.
The Greenville Police Department acted swiftly, rushing to the school and swiftly locating the student. They discovered a revolver among the student’s belongings and wasted no time in apprehending him. The arrest was carried out smoothly, and the student was taken into custody without any complications.
According to Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn, once the student was apprehended, there was speculation about the presence of another weapon on the school premises. However, a thorough investigation subsequently debunked this rumor as no evidence was found to substantiate it.
According to Lovvorn, upon discovering the source of the information, it was revealed to be nothing more than a rumor with no credibility. The initial statement lacked any substantial details, prompting an investigation as a precautionary measure.
A former graduate of GHS, who now resides out-of-state, made a warning call to the school on Thursday morning. The source revealed that they had discovered the offender’s plan through a social media platform.
The sophomore student, who remains anonymous due to being a minor, will be taken to a juvenile detention center in Montgomery. He will remain there until his trial in Greenville.
According to Lovvorn, the judge will be responsible for setting the date and conducting a swift trial to determine the charges. Ultimately, the judge will decide whether the individual should receive a long-term sentence. Lovvorn explains that there are a few possible outcomes, including returning the individual to the detention center or sending them to rehab if necessary. There are a range of possibilities in terms of what may happen next.
Superintendent Joseph Eiland empathizes with the parents’ concerns who questioned why they were not contacted immediately during the lockdown.
“I completely understand why parents would want to be notified in a situation like this,” Eiland acknowledged. “The school should have promptly sent out a notification. During the lockdown, the school administration was actively assisting the police in their investigation and prioritizing the safety of the students above all else.”
Lovvorn has been advocating for the implementation of metal detectors at the schools for quite some time. He remains committed to collaborating with the school and exploring various options to secure the necessary resources and expedite the installation of the detectors on campus.
Eiland confirmed that the Butler County School Board now has the necessary funds to acquire the metal detectors. However, the exact date for the installation of the detectors is still unknown.
“We plan to have an early morning meeting with Chief Lovvorn to seek expert advice on enhancing the security measures in our school,” Eiland stated. “Apart from utilizing metal detectors, detecting potential threats can be quite challenging.”
A Greenville High School student was arrested for bringing a gun to school, according to reports. The incident occurred on the school premises, and the student was taken into custody. The local authorities are investigating the matter further.