March 8, 2022
A McKinley H.S. teacher, who wishes to remain anonymous, has alerted us (Marckabraham.com), that he walked into the McKinley H.S. custodial office a couple of weeks prior to the shooting that took place at McKinley, on February 9, 2022, and saw a bullet taped to a piece of paper on the wall. The custodial staff informed him that the bullet was found on December 9, 2021 outside of room 129. The custodians told the teacher that the bullet was shown to McKinley administration and "nothing was done." Two months later the McKinley shooting took place.
What should have happened? McKinley administration should have called 9-1-1 immediately and the police should have swept the building. An investigation should have taken place. It is quite possible that the person(s) who dropped this bullet in the hallway could have been the shooter in the February 9, 2022 attack or at the very least connected somehow to that incident. Either way, McKinley administration should have alerted authorities and the matter should have been taken seriously.
Why was nothing done? McKinley High School has been so out of control for so long (10+ fights per day, grade fraud by former acting Principal Marck Abraham, suspensions not recorded in order to keep the suspension rate down) that the staff and administration is desensitized to violence and chaos. The administration in place on the date written on the note, December 9, 2021, was trained by former McKinley H.S. acting Principal Marck Abraham. Abraham has come under fire for fostering a violent environment at McKinley where almost everything negative was swept under the rug. Student fights did not result in suspensions, as his goal was to keep suspensions low, in order to further his career as a "motivational speaker." (click here) (click here) Additionally teachers have recently come forward and revealed that Abraham engaged in grade fraud, in order to boost the McKinley graduation rate, which would also help to legitimize him as an educational "turnaround strategist" and motivational speaker. (click here 1), (click here 2), (click here 3), (click here 4)
McKinley H.S. administration should now immediately retrieve this bullet from the custodians office and call the The Buffalo Police Department and turn the bullet over to them. The Buffalo Police Department should question the custodial staff regarding the discovery of the bullet and what transpired after they found it. Buffalo Public Schools should also investigate the matter. It should be determined and confirmed if the McKinley administration was actually informed of the discovery of the bullet and if they actually took no action after being informed. If it is true that the McKinley administration was told about the bullet and did nothing, they could be held liable for the shooting (even more liable than they already are). Quite possibly, if the McKinley Administration alerted the Buffalo Police about the discovery of the bullet on December 9, 2021, the February 9, 2022 shooting may have been avoided. The discovery of a bullet in any school should always be considered a serious matter. Buffalo Public Schools needs to do a better job training their administrators if they truly want McKinley and the rest of their schools to be safe.