Parent asks for safer precautions at a school in Rogers

Northwest Arkansas News

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story stated that a gun was brought to the school. No gun was on the campus of Greer Lingle Middle School. The story has been updated.

ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A Rogers mom calls for better security after she says a student tried to bring a gun to school.

Rebecca Fenton’s child attends Greer Lingle Middle School. Fenton said on Monday, April 26, her daughter learned of a student planning to have a gun delivered to the school.

After reporting this to the school, Fenton said the district did not believe her daughter, and when she went to pick her up she found the doors to the school building open and unlocked.

Fenton reported the case to the police.

“How is my daughter going to finish out school when she doesn’t feel safe there,” asked Fenton. “I won’t let her go back until there is a resolution found.”

The Rogers School District released a statement: “We did involve the police to look into the report. They did not determine it to be a threat. Unfortunately, in a separate matter, a delivery person did prop open a door yesterday. That is against our safety protocols and we will work to make sure that doesn’t happen again.”

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