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County attorney to review incident where assistant principal left gun in bathroom

Posted at 11:08 AM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 00:21:54-05

WHITNEY, TX — The county attorney of Hill County said he is going to review the case where an assistant principal left a gun in a bathroom in August. This will be the second time he had reviewed the case.

After 25 News reported about the incident that happened in August 2019, many parents said they were never told about the incident. They said that after our report they received a letter from the Whitney ISD superintendent, informing them of what had happened.

The Whitney High School Assistant Principal left her gun in a faculty bathroom unattended. She was apart of the guardian program at the school. The program arms teachers to protect students against potential school threats.

Many parents commented about the new information, saying the school should have told them when it happened.

"Regardless of where or when parents should have been notified and it should have been handled with more care! I am appalled this is just now coming out as I have a child in that school!!! She should no longer be allowed to carry on school premises!" one commenter said.

"I understand this person made a terrible mistake and no doubt a wonderful person. But these type mistakes can be fatal. Need to work on something so this doesn’t happen again. If you want to carry guns you must be responsible and think before making these kind of mistakes. It’s a learning lesson and glad all are ok. Other than working on safety I don’t think there is anything else that needs to be done here," another person said.