I am writing to inform you of an incident which took place today, Wednesday, March 19, at approximately 11:00 a.m. Two students informed a school counselor of a rumor that a student was planning to bring a gun to school. The administration, with the assistance of our School Resource Officer, the school security team, and the XXXXXXX Police Department, investigated the rumor immediately and determined that the student in question was not in school. The XXXXXXX Police were able to locate, apprehend and arrest the student without incident. During a search of the studentís home the police found an unloaded hand gun that belonged to the studentís older brother. There is no evidence that at anytime the student brought a gun into our building.
We encourage our students to use good judgment and bring matters like this to our attention. I appreciate and commend the students who came forward with the information that helped ensure the safety of all members of the XXXXXXX Community. I also commend the XXXXX Police Department for their quick response and the professional manner in which this incident was handled. If you have any questions regarding this incident, please donít hesitate to call me.