Victory
Petitioning Superintendent Tina Kirby

Allow Thomas Stafford to return to school and graduate with his class

On September 4, 2013 my husband took a shotgun from his mother's house and placed in the truck my son takes to school. My husband reminded my son to take the shotgun out of the truck at which time my son stated, "I'll do it in a minute." Needless to say, my son forgot and went to school. Little did we know a social media site, Whisper, had a posting. The posting had a photo of a gun and the message, “This is my last day in high school, Darien.” Police officals discovered the shotgun in the truck my son drove to school. 

Sherriff Jessup stated, “It had nothing to do with this,’’ Jessup said of the threat. “I’m comfortable it was unrelated. He just picked a bad day to leave his shotgun in his truck.”

The shotgun was unloaded and there was no ammunition in the truck or on the student, he said. 

Our son has never had any issues with the law, nor caused problems at school. We have been informed by many within the community, includung the local sheriff's office that they will support us in our fight for our son to return to the school he has attended for the past three years.

 

 

Letter to
Superintendent Tina Kirby
Allow Thomas Stafford to return to school and graduate with his class