Thursday, April 7, 2011

Katy, Texas Gun Incident

A Katy ISD [Independent School District] high school student brought a loaded weapon onto the campus and showed it to other students, authorities said.

The incident happened about 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mayde Creek High School, 19202 Groschke. The student, who has not been identified, kept the gun in a backpack and was showing it off to other students in a restroom.

Another student notified school officials. Katy ISD police confiscated the weapon and arrested the student, officials said.

The school sent a letter home to parents notifying them about the incident.

In addition to any criminal charges the student now faces, bringing a weapon onto campus is grounds for expulsion, Katy ISD officials said.
They sent a LETTER home to the parents, are you kidding me? Wouldn't a squad car to arrest the parents and older siblings until their involvement can be determined, have been better? Are gun rights in Texas so sacred that we ignore the possible involvement of the dad? Isn't that where most adolescents in the Lone Star State learn about the gun culture, that guns are cool, that you can impress your friends in school with them?

Pro gun extremists are all for individual responsibility except when it reflects upon them and their gun rights. The family that raises kids to love guns and to disregard laws they don't like should be punished, in addition to the kid. Families like that have proven they are incapable of responsibly owning guns and should cease to own them.

What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.


  1. When i attended High School, it was still permissible to have guns in your vehicle.

    But they had to be in plain sight. Remember when pickups had gun racks in the back window?

    It seems so long ago, and another world.

  2. I remember those days too. Never had any "school shootings" either. Maybe us kids were just smarter and had more common sense than kids now a days. Must have to do with our education system dumbing down the kids.

  3. I think there are several factors, poorer education being one. Another is the population growth. But whatever explains it, the good old days are over. Now we need controls and restrictions. Sorry, fellas.

  4. Nah in the good ole days we had school bombings....