Odessa, Texas/December 3, 2021-A student from Nimitz Middle School is now facing a Class A Misdemeanor charge of Threaten/Exhibition Use of a Firearm in a Public School, for saying if he had a gun he would bring it to school and shoot everyone. School leaders and ECISD police dealt with the situation immediately. Upon investigation officers say the student made the statement in frustration and do not believe anyone at the school was in danger.
ECISD officials want parents and students to know that all threats of violence are not a joking matter and will be taken seriously and will have consequences for the student.
Over the past three days, Ireland Elementary staff and students have reported the smell gas inside the building at different times and several have become ill. Odessa Fire & Rescue and Atmos Energy have been on campus multiple times to conduct inspections and have not found any problems with the heating and ventilation systems. It is unknown, for the illnesses. As a precaution Ireland Elementary closed the school for the rest of the day on Friday, December 3rd. It is expected that the school will be back in session on Monday, December 6th.
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