by Steve Watson, Infowars:
A school in Hays County, Texas was sent into a state of panic Wednesday when a student asked for some gum. Because the word “gum” sounds like the word “gun”, well… PANIC. KCEN News reports that the student at Lehman High School asked a classmate for some gum, but a student who overheard thought he was asking for a gun.
Cue frothing insanity, as a search for a weapon ensued. Of course, no gun was found.
Hays County school district spokesman Tim Savoy has insisted that school did not go into “lock down,” but did admit that administrators held students in their extended class periods “to investigate the concern with little to no disruption to their schedule.”
The Hays Free Press reports that Lehman Principal Michelle Chae even wrote a letter to parents detailing the incident.
The letter states:
Dear Lobo Parents,
This morning we received a report from a student that there was allegedly a weapon on campus. After investigating the concern, it was determined that a student thought he heard the word “gun,” but in fact it was another student asking for some “gum.”
The safety of our students is always foremost on our list of priorities, so we take these concerns seriously. We continue to encourage students to report anything they see or hear that causes them concern.
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