WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – A mother from Warren is considering pulling her 9-year-old daughter from school for the rest of the year after she received a death threat last week.
Sharonda Moore said for the second time this year, a fellow student has threatened her daughter’s life at Lincoln K-8 school. Moore said school officials in Warren will not give her any information about the incident other than the fact that it happened.
She wants to know whether the little boy who made the threat will still report to school. She said she has even asked to sit down with the boy’s parents but she has not heard anything.
“What if something does happen and we have had two threats prior to that you could have done something about and you have done nothing and the kids see what’s going on, they are hearing what is going on. So one kid sees that a little girl can threaten the life of another student and come back to school like everything is fine,” Moore said.
Warren Schools Superintendent Michael Notar said he understands Moore’s frustration, but school officials are limited in what information they can release in terms of the other child’s name and the form of discipline because of student confidentiality. He said they do take every threat seriously.
Notar also said the district has trained teachers on how to work with troubled students. They also can recommend students amd their parents take part in one of several programs at the Trumbull County Educational Service Center.
And they have implemented skill and support centers in all buildings to monitor kids with behavior problems.
“I understand you can’t prosecute a 9-year-old, but at the same time I am concerned with the safety of my daughter because I am sending her to school every day hoping that she is safe while she is there, yet she has to face these same kids who are threatening her life,” Moore said.