A pair of gun-related incidents at Cahokia High School has parents and school officials concerned.
On Monday, police confiscated a firearm from a 16-year-old student who did not have a license to carry it. Police did not release further details. Then on Wednesday, a student robbed two other students while displaying a weapon as they watched high school football practice on campus.
Cahokia Superintendent Art Ryan said students’ safety is the school’s top priority.
“As a result of this week’s reports, we have requested extra police presence at the high school and are stepping up our security procedures,” Ryan said.
In a letter to parents, Ryan encouraged them to impress upon students the importance of notifying a teacher or administrator if there is a chance someone has brought a weapon to school.
“We all want our schools to be a safe environment for children to learn and we need to work together to remove any threat to student safety,” he wrote.