MVHS in brief lockdown during manhunt Schools & Kids, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on May 12, 2009 at 2:17 pm
Mountain View and Alta Vista high schools went into a five-minute "code red lockdown" Monday morning after a student attacked a police officer during a meeting at Alta Vista High and then fled to nearby Mountain View High, police and school administrators said.
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Posted by Liz, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on May 12, 2009 at 2:17 pm
My kids go to MV and some of the teachers did not lock there doors. Some of the kids said that there teachers did not react and did not close the doors. If this kid had any weapon this would have been a real mess.
Posted by Billy Fong, a resident of another community, on May 12, 2009 at 3:47 pm
you guys are totally losing it your and your scaredness. just because he pushed a officer and ran away he is a big threat. i beleav he ran because he was scared...and where i live that is daily life and i dont know why it should scare so many people its nonsense
Posted by answering, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on May 12, 2009 at 7:44 pm
Yeah, he was scared, and like a scared dog, you never know what to expect. I'm glad they locked down. My daughter goes to that school! If that kid was angry enough to shove his mother AND a cop, who is to say he wouldn't have hurt someone else?
Posted by Alta Vista Student, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on May 13, 2009 at 9:31 am
I currently attend alta vista and the way you constructed this story makes it sound like he was some crazy murderer. The student in question was not a violent person. He didnt resist at first at all not until him mom came and started yelling at him. Thats when he pushed the officer out of the way and ran. He wasn't caught in some crazy tackle... it he was simpled talked out of running anymore by our principle.
Posted by Concerned, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on May 14, 2009 at 1:49 pm
I hope that parents are calling the administrators and strongly encouraging them to educate their teachers on the code red procedures. I wouldn't call it successful if they have teachers that don't know what to do.
Posted by Parent of a student at MVHS, a resident of the Sylvan Park neighborhood, on May 14, 2009 at 4:20 pm
The young man involved in this incident is a good kid, I have known him for years. I am truly sadden to see the events that have happened, but he needs emotional support and guidance in resolving some issues relating to his family life and I hope that he receives it.
As a PARENT of a STUDENT at MVHS, I am glad that the outcome of this incident was resolved wihtout violence, however, I really don't think it would have escalated to the point of violence. I really see this as a cry for help and I hope he gets it.
Posted by eric, a resident of another community, on May 14, 2009 at 5:14 pm
I think that those upset over how this was handled need to keep something in mind-- this isnt about the kid involved-- its about consistant safety protocols for the campus. Its not about THIS incident, but about a generic occurance.
If there is a 'real' threat to the student body, nobody wants administrators to spend time analyzing a specific kid or situation. Kid flees cop=Code Red. It should be an automatic, no-brainer. Better to error with an excess knee-jerk reaction than to regret inaction later, particularly when the downside of over-reaction is pretty minimal