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BB Gun at East Middle Leads to Parents Receiving Letter

By FOX 40 Staff.
Parents of students who attend East Middle School in Binghamton received a letter Thursday regarding a weapon incident that had occurred that morning.

According to the letter, a student had brought a BB gun into the school. Administrators say immediate action was taken upon finding the BB gun and that at no time anyone was in danger.

Below is a copy of the letter.

February 25, 2016
Dear Parent’s/Guardians:

This morning, February 25, 2016, it was reported to me that a student had a BB gun in school. Building Administration and Officer Williams took immediate action and determined that three students had passed the gun to each other. Upon finding the BB gun, appropriate disciplinary action was taken. At no time was anyone in danger.

We continue to encourage your child to be forthcoming anytime they have heard or witnessed something that concerns them.

The purpose of this letter is to be transparent with you in an effort to reduce the emergence of any rumors. Additionally, should you be privy to more details, it is important to remember that we must maintain confidentiality with regard to the students involved in the incident.

Please direct any questions to me. I can be reached at 607-762-8300.


Joyce Westgate
Interim Principal