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Louisiana school bars student who said math symbol looks like gun

Louisiana school bars student who said math symbol looks like gun”

A square root sign represents a number which, when multiplied by itself, results in the number written under the symbol.

20, detectives investigated a report of terroristic threats at the school, where they learned that a student had been completing a math problem that required drawing the square-root sign.

Police searched that student's home but found no guns or evidence that the student meant to commit a crime.

Subsequently, authorities conducted a full investigation and searched the student's home, but concluded there was no evidence that suggested the high-schooler had any intent to cause harm to students or faculty.

Students in the class made comments about the symbol, saying that it looked like a gun.

Gossip by fellow students the original comments into a rumor that the teenager planned to shoot up the school.

"He did not commit a crime", Sheriff Herbert repeated. Worse still? The student can not return, assuming he's allowed to return to school, while he awaits an expulsion hearing. "Sure it does!" Doucet said. "But if you lost a child and didn't take an incident seriously because you thought it was minor and something did happen, that parent that lost that child would be hard to explain".

The matter was turned over to the Allen Parish School Board for determination of disciplinary action.

The Superintendent also outlined a new protocol for addressing potential shooting threats. But in a case like this, it seems pretty clear there was absolutely no reason to believe this student is a threat to himself or others.

On Tuesday afternoon, Allen Parish Sheriff's Office deputies investigated an allegation of terrorist threats at Oberlin High School, according to the department's Facebook page. The suspected shooter, Nikolas Cruz, was charged with the murders.

Diana Haneski, a librarian at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, poses for a portrait near one of the crosses erected for the victims of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Feb. 16, 2018.



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