Congratulation to the 5th grade at Mark Twain. On Friday, Det. Nick Nilson presented them with their DARE gradution certificates. The class members are : Hannah Yancey, Trey Watson, Jay Vandervoort, Zoey Tonis, Thomas Suntrup, Lydia Strieker, Michael Jones, Cody Hughes, Jaya Greene, Jeremy Forman, Miles Davis, Lane Curran, Cameron Carroll, Isaac Busby, Lydia Anderson, Tony Watkins, Jacob Walthall, Lauren Sims, Grace Schaefer, Maya Sabeh, Kaz Pulliam, Kenzie Murray, Xavier Lane, Bella Lancaster, Quinton Kirsch, Chineye Jones, Waineme Johnson, San Heisel, Ben Greiner, and Ben Brown.
Last week, Brentwood High School notified the Police Dept. of an incident concerning an 18-year-old student who had brought a handgun, in his backpack, on a bus, to a school event. The handgun was not displayed in a threatening manner. Our officers conducted a complete and thorough investigation. On Friday, the student was charged by the St Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s office with Unlawful Use of a Weapon.
The Police Dept. and the Brentwood School district worked closely during this investigation. A letter from the school district was sent to all parents last week. We appreciate the cooperation of the school district in working with us to get this right. Mutual communication is key, and we achieved that last week.
Parents should take this opportunity to stress the importance of communication to their children. Your kids should be empowered to report illegal activity to you, or to school or law enforcement officials, as soon as they are aware it has happened.