No lockdown at Sherman High School, superintendent says

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

SHERMAN, Tex. -- Officials at Sherman High School say reports of a
lockdown on campus Friday morning are exaggerated.

According to Superintendent Al Hambrick, Sherman ISD officials got word of a possible fight among the students, so they took a proactive stance and questioned several students about what they knew. School officials kept the other students in their first period class in the meantime.

School officials say they are making a point that any inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.

"We do have plans in place. We followed our plans, extended first period, got on announcements to stay in class until the situation could be investigated. We did not go into formal lockdown situation," Sherman High School principal Thomas O’Neal says.

Sherman police officials say they are working with Sherman High School as a precaution, but say they were not able to identify any threats.

Rumors started early Friday morning of possible altercations on campus. Students were held in their first-period classrooms until school officials were able to locate and question those students involved in the threat.

Sherman Police Sgt. Bruce Dawsey says the situation has been blown out of proportion by rampant rumors.

No one has been injured, and police say students are not in danger and that this is standard procedure for this type of threat.

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  • by PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENT Location: Sherman on May 5, 2008 at 08:46 AM
    Ok. Homeschool parents need to STOP TALKING! It is YOUR children who are not going to be prepared for the real world because they are protected by mommy everyday of their lives! You have no say, because most of you have ABSOLUTELY no idea of what goes on here. So go shelter your teenager, and leave my school alone.
  • by SHS student Location: Sherman on May 5, 2008 at 08:22 AM
    Thank you to the SHS dad!!! I go to SHS and to say that phones and ipods are causing the problems is so NAIVE!
  • by SHS employee on May 2, 2008 at 09:33 PM
    We have to start somewhere. Having students in centralized locations allows better monitoring of all students -- good and bad. Does it solve gang problems, no. But at least all students will be supervised and not roaming the halls causing problems. The fact is that your non-problem kid is probably sitting in the cafeteria every morning anyway. And they can ask a teacher for a tutoring pass and be in a classroom. This is a sensible policy. You complain that we aren't doing enough to protect your children, now you complain when we try. You think it's so easy, you come up here and deal with everything we have to deal with on a daily basis.
  • by SHS Dad Location: Sherman on May 2, 2008 at 01:56 PM
    My son comes home today and tells me that SHS has cracked down on iPods and cell phones and that Sr. and Soph must stay in the cafeteria and Frosh and Jr. must stay in the Auditorium in the mornings before school. Man, am I glad that the gang problem is solved and our schools are safe again. NOT. Wow, talk about rarranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. The problem is not solved by these measures. The non-problem kids are the only ones who will follow it. Sounds like a typical PC response to a real problem. We have to take our schools back and our country back. Get rid of the illegal aliens in our schools and communiity. Take tough legal action againt gang leaders hanging out anywhere within 10 miles of a school. Hire serious security. Expel kids who are gang related. Don't just crack down on the non-problem kids. I know that is easier to give out detentions to people cutting in the lunch line, but we are talking about serious criminals here and it needs a serious response
  • by Anonymous Location: sherman on May 1, 2008 at 10:49 AM
    stop talking about the fight
  • by in the know Location: Sherman on Apr 30, 2008 at 09:57 AM
    To homeschool dad. You hit the nail on the head, thank you. And to Mom, you too have a great point. It is sad we have to deal with this kind of stuff, but we do. Thank you for your support
  • by Anonymous on Apr 30, 2008 at 08:48 AM
    Does anyone else ever find that "homschooled" kids are usually the product of overzealous religious poeple ? I'm not trying to offend anyone, only pointing out an observation.
  • by Mom Location: Sherman on Apr 30, 2008 at 06:52 AM
    I think that our school is to accessable to anyone. I know they try but there are alot of open doors. I would like to see every enterance a survalliance camera that is monitored at all times and metal detectors as well. I think that would help. Good job to Sherman PD and bless the administrators that put their lives in danger everyday. Which is sad, they should only have to be there to teach. Not worrying about dying.
  • by Homeschool Dad on Apr 29, 2008 at 08:40 PM
    I'm unrelated to the "homeschool mom". I have tremendous respect for public school teachers... they have a tough job, made tougher by some parents who themselves don't know how to raise kids. These parents exist in the homeschool world as well. We have been successful with homeschooling and know many others who have also. We also know many public kids who are just as successful. For you who send your kids to public schools, don't develop your opinions of homeschoolers based on this one "homeschool mom". The ongoing comments really stray from the article in the first place. The root problem, is that there are many kids who need more responsible parenting. Ultimately, they need a fear of God in their hearts and a trust in the Lord Jesus Christ to save them from the punishment for sin. I realize I just turned many off and maybe even offended others. But, this is the problem with disrespectful and hatefilled kids and parents alike whether publicly schooled or homeschooled.
  • by Comment Observer Location: Texas on Apr 29, 2008 at 06:43 PM
    I've read the comments posted here for the past few days and it has gone way off the original message. My one question is for Homeschool who obviously has been posting quite a bit: Who's teaching your children while you are online posting negative comments? Seems to be a lot of wasted educational time on your part.
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