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School resuming Monday after Livingston County junior high student makes gun comments

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A Livingston County school district said class will return as scheduled on Monday after a junior high student made a comment about bringing guns to school.

Ryan McGuckin, the superintendent of Woodland CUSD 5, said the student made the comment about guns being brought to school in connection with the Second Amendment. The comment was made to another student and a teacher, the superintendent said. 

The school and sheriff's office have determined the student doesn't pose a threat to the safety or well-being of students, staff or teachers at Woodland, McGuckin said. The district is working with the Livingston County Sheriff's Office and the family of the student.

"Due to the events happening the past few weeks in Florida, we the administration felt it was in the best interest of the district, families, and community to be upfront about situations regarding violence in our schools.  We do not mean to alarm anyone of the situation, but student and staff safety is our top priority here at Woodland and continually to be active communicators for the community is just as important," said McGuckin. 

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