Franklin High student arrested for posting gun photo
Around the time of the general school "walkout" demonstration held on Wednesday, March 14, a Franklin High School (FHS) student reportedly shared a photo that showed him with a handgun inside a classroom. It was sent via Snapchat, a social media platform.
The student who received that photo showed it to FHS authorities, which led to a Portland Police Bureau School Resource Officer investigating the incident. An officer later arrested the photo-sending student at home.
"We are thankful that one of our students took the 'see something, say something' credo to heart and reported the photo," wrote Franklin High School Principal Juanita Valder, in part, in her subsequent letter to parents.She concluded the letter with, "We will continue to talk about ways we can keep our schools and students safe, and we encourage you to talk to your students about what happened here and let them know they are free to ask questions and let their feelings be known to our staff.
"I am truly sorry to have to report this news to our wonderful Franklin community, but we want to be transparent with you about this event. I am always bolstered by the support you have shown and continue to show me, the school, and our students."