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Inspector quickly backs off after third grader defines a gun in school bathroom

Robbie Statville submitted his resignation as Superintendent of the Rising Star Independent School District after he left a gun in the bathroom of the district's elementary school on January 20. google maps

WITHINBUCKSA school district superintendent in Texas resigned a month after a child found a gun in an elementary school bathroom, school district officials said.


Robbie Statville has been with the Rising Star Independent School District for more than 30 years and has served as superintendent for the past two years, said Monty Jones, the district's high school principal.

A third grader found Statville after accidentally leaving a gun in the bathroom at Rising Star Elementary School on January 20, according to Jones. Bill emphasized that it was a "sad situation" because he loves Rising Star, a small town southeast of Abilene.

"Rising Star lost a good man," said Jones. "He was the best director."

Stuartville was not reached for comment on Wednesday. In an interview with KRBC, he said the student was left alone for about 15 minutes before finding the gun.

"There was no danger other than the obvious," Statbill said in an interview.

He added that guns were "hazardous" and that it worked well for children to "beware of unusual placements and out-of-place weapons."

Jones said both he and Stuartville had school district board approval to carry guns, and that all students were informed of the practice, one child and his two teachers. He has been carrying his gun to school since August, months after he was shot dead. it is said

At his Rising, His Hair, an hour's drive from Star to his location, Jones and other school officials took matters into their own hands to ensure the protection of students. Jones said he decided to settle. He said that the Uvalde shooting has caused school officials across Texas to "re-evaluate" safety measures and the role of guns in schools.

Mr. Jones said he did not know what kind of gun Mr. Stuartville left in the bathroom.

The school district board will consider his Steuteville resignation at its meeting Thursday. The committee will also consider appointing Mr. Jones as interim district superintendent beginning Monday.

District officials will convene a committee to develop a new policy for notifying parents of dangerous incidents, Jones said.

"It could have been a big deal, but it wasn't," said Jones, angry that his parents weren't formally notified of what happened other than the incident itself. He added that he believes there is.




Inspector quickly backs off after a third grader defines a gun in the school bathroom

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