STOWE TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Classes were cancelled Wednesday in the Sto-Rox School District, one day after a student was shot outside the school during dismissal time.
However, school administrators did meet about the incident, and also looked ahead to when classes resume Thursday.READ MORE: 'When I Finally Got To Be Elvira, That's When My Life Calmed Down': Mistress Of The Dark Peels Back The Curtain
The school day had just ended and 40 to 60 students were heading for home outside the high school building when they heard the gunfire Tuesday afternoon.
One student had been shot in the arm.
Police scrambled to find evidence, and to find the gunman. It also prompted people who live nearby to look for answers about who or what can make a difference in the community.
“Family and everyone,” said Cheryl Arlott, of Stowe Township. “Kids are just crazy these days.”READ MORE: Remember, Reflect At Tree Of Life: Commemorating The 11 Lives Lost 3 Years Ago In Synagogue Shooting
“I think they should get the drugs off of the street. There’s a lot of drugs out here,” added Moe Khan, a local store owner.
“There’s nothing we can really do about it but try to come together and school the kids and have rallies to support, but they’re going to make up their own minds,” said Mark West, another Stowe Township resident.
Superintendent Terry DeCarbo issued this statement:
“The staff, administration, and local police have met today to refresh our security plan. In particular how it responded to yesterday’s senseless tragic event. The plan has strengthened in the areas of roles, communication, and best practices. The Sto-Rox School District will be operating on a normal schedule.”MORE NEWS: Man Hospitalized After Being Run Over By Wood Chipper
So far no arrests have been made, but local and Allegheny County police reviewed surveillance video looking for the gunman.