Fri January 4, 2013
Student charged with making threat toward Bennett HS
An 18-year-old student was arrested and charged Thursday with making a terrorist threat against a Buffalo public high school.
Buffalo Police say Adrianna Hunley threatened to use a weapon at Bennett High School Thursday in a Facebook post. She was arrested around 3 a.m. that morning.
Buffalo Teachers Federation president Phil Rumore says in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings, he is thankful authorities were able reveal the threat.
"I'm pleased that police and the district moved quickly because you can't assume that that's just an idle threat," Rumore told WBFO News.
Additional security was put in place at Bennett yesterday. Rumore says the district must continue to be prepared for these type of situations.
"I'm beginning to think that we need to have a few more metal detectors, especially in some of the schools where there are problems," Rumore said.
Rumore says he also learned this week that one of the assistant principals at the city's Alternative School 44 was punched in the face by a student.
The union leader is calling on the district to set up a permanent committee on school safety.