Police Presence at Deshler High School

By  | May 17, 2017 | Filed under: News

TUSCUMBIA-This morning at approximately 11:30 AM, Tuscumbia Police, Tuscumbia Fire and Keller Ambulance responded to the Deshler High School Lunchroom for a call that came in as a “riot.”  I arrived on-scene to find these agencies already there.  I spoke with a parent who stated “that there was a big fight in the lunchroom and the police came. The school is on a soft lockdown.”  This parent has a child at Deshler and was worried about her child.

Tuscumbia Fire Department left  Deshler at 11:54 AM, while Tuscumbia Police and Keller Ambulance remained on-scene.  I spoke with Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan at the conclusion of the incident at around 12:15PM.  Logan stated the following:



     “There was a fight between two females in the lunchroom.  The original call came in as a riot at the lunchroom, which is why several Tuscumbia Police Units responded.  It was not a riot but a fight between these two females.  There were a lot of students in the lunchroom at the time of the incident.  The welfare of the students at Deshler High is paramount and the incident was handled quickly and safely.  A report has been taken by a Tuscumbia Police Officer about the incident.”

I spoke with another parent who stated that her granddaughter was one of the students involved in the fight and had been taken to be checked out at the hospital.    Several parents were present outside of the school during the incident.

As a former Law Enforcement Officer who has answered calls such as these, sometimes the call comes in as something that it might not be.  An example of this is the “Riot” when in fact it was a fight.  Law Enforcement Officers have to respond to the scene with the knowledge that they have from the original information.  Tuscumbia Police responded quickly to ensure the safety of the students, faculty and staff of Deshler High School.


Bobby Inman is retired from Law Enforcement after 21 years of Service.  He owns Hammer Down Gun & Pawn located in Sheffield, Alabama.  He has articles published in Law & Order Magazine, Police Marksman Magazine, Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement Magazine as well as several published ebooks on Amazon as well as Nook (Barnes & Noble).  He is owner of Poopiedog, an Animal Rescue Dachshund, who is his constant companion.   He is a Correspondent for the Quad Cities Daily

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