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Published on Friday, October 11, 2019

Councilman Courage Troubled by Bradley Middle School Gun Incident

CONTACT: Ryder Billo
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SAN ANTONIO (October 11, 2019) — “I am deeply troubled to learn about the incident at Bradley Middle School, located in District 9, where a student brought a loaded 9 mm pistol to class. We are fortunate that no one was hurt or killed thanks to brave and alert students, the rapid response from school officials and the NEISD Police Department.

Unfortunately, we are all too aware of the potential consequences. On September 28th there was an accidental shooting death of a 13 year old boy by another teenager that was playing with an unsecured, loaded rifle. Texas leads the nation among unintentional shootings of children. Bexar County Officials have taken steps to improve safety such as a gun collection program, free gun locks, and limiting gun shows in County owned facilities. Incidents like these are why I believe City Council should administer the proposed Voluntary Gun Buyback Program including implementing a broader community campaign regarding gun safety. Bradley Middle School, and all our schools, should be a safe place for students and faculty and that security shouldn’t be left to chance or the status-quo.” –Councilman John Courage, District 9

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