To the Gunn High School Community:
We, the undersigned students and parents at Gunn High School and members of the surrounding community, are stunned by the consequences of the the events leading to a CODE RED lockdown on the Gunn High School campus on Thursday, May 27. The students on campus were put through an extremely stressful experience resulting from two students poor judgment and an appropriate emergency response to a perceived threat.
We know Weston personally; many of us also know his family.In fact he went camping with other children two weeks ago. Unfortunately some of the gear from that trip, left in his car, is now used against him.While driving onto campus with a toy air soft gun is an incident of poor judgment, we know that Weston could not and would not do any harm to his school community. Although the electric air soft gun was water damaged and could not shoot, Weston realized his poor decision and had his friend place it in the trunk.
Weston is an extremely bright student with a very strong GPA and has been accepted at several high quality colleges over the country. During his time at Gunn, Weston has been active in the robotics, swimming, water polo and wrestling team. He is an eagle scout and served as the senior patrol leader in his boy scout troop. Weston and his family are members of the LDS church.
The Gunn High School administration reacted promptly and appropriately, implementing the right procedures to preserve the safety of our children. As parents we appreciate the seriousness with which they responded to this situation.
Now that the details of the incident have been made public and it is clear that no harm was intended. Reasonableness cannot be ignored and it is appropriate to balance the consequences of Weston’s actions against the impact on the rest of his adult life.
Weston Healy is obviously a very bright, motivated, caring young. We encourage the administration at Gunn to be wise and reasonable rather unjustly draconian. we understand weston has been suspended and may face expulsion. This event is the result of inattentiveness. It was not a conscious rule breaking and most certainly not a malicious threat to any person or property. We strongly urge the Gunn administration to exercise reasonableness, allow Weston to graduate, obtain his diploma from Gunn and move into his bright future. We believe Weston deserves this as he has worked diligently toward this goal throughout his life. To deny Weston of this opportunity is wrong.