Why doesn’t FedEx ever make these kinds of mistakes at TTAG Central Command? Or with someone we know. We promise not to press any panic buttons, bother the local cop shop, or lock down any educational facilities. Pinky swear.
“When deliveries come in, we check everything,” Kevin Thomas, Chester (PA) High School maintenance employee told NBC10. “Usually, it’s like school supplies. So I don’t think – in the history, nothing like this has ever happened. So it had to be a big misunderstanding, big mistake.”
Yep, that’s a pretty good bet.
Chester Upland School District Superintendent Dr. Craig Parkinson said they were expecting a delivery of textbooks and supplies for the start of the school year, but instead, something else arrived at the loading dock Friday.
The crate that was delivered didn’t have any reading, writing or ‘rithmatic-related items the school may have been expecting. Instead, they got something that’s a lot more fun and every bit as educational…six M1 rifles.
This being a local media report, it isn’t clear if those M1s are Garands or carbines.
The M1s were addressed to an auto repair shop the next town over, intended for an avid gun collector.
“They had a right to purchase it, we checked everything out, everything was completely legal- nothing illegal about it,” [Chester Police Commissioner Steven] Gretsky said. “And it was one solo individual who purchased the firearms.”
Wonder how much he wants for them.
Police said the delivery to Chester High School was a mistake on the part of FedEx, but parents say it couldn’t come at a worse time – when schools are laser-focused on keeping children safe as they’re getting ready to return to class.
Yeah, lighten up, Francis. The shipment never left the school’s loading dock and no one was endangered at any time.
“We take this matter very seriously and are cooperating fully with investigating authorities,” FedEx told NBC10.
Good to know.