Editor’s note: Given recent events, can you blame parents for keeping their children home!
Despite assurances from the school district there was nothing to be concerned about, 40 percent of Brandywine Heights High School students stayed home Wednesday in light of rumors a student was planning to bring a gun to school.
Dr. Martin D. Handler, superintendent, said rumors began circulating through Facebook, email and other venues over winter break that a student planned to bring a gun to school Wednesday.
District officials alerted state police, who interviewed the student and his mother and determined there was no threat.
Just to be on the safe side, Handler said, state police were on hand at the start of school Wednesday.