FORT WAYNE, Indiana (WANE) — Police on Monday confiscated a handgun from a student at North Side High School, according to a message sent to parents following the incident.
High school students reported suspicious activity, according to a letter from Principal David West to families. Police located and confiscated a handgun belonging to another student.
Fort Wayne Community Schools said no direct threats had been made and they will follow the district’s code of conduct to resolve the issue with the student.
The letter reads:
I am writing to update you on a situation that occurred at the school today and the steps that have been taken to ensure the safety of our students and staff.
Students reported suspicious activity by another student to adults in the building. A handgun was found in the student’s possession during the investigation. The gun was immediately confiscated by the police. At no time were students or employees directly threatened. We will follow the FWCS Code of Conduct when raising this issue with the student.
I appreciate the students’ commitment to protecting our building and reporting if they see anything unusual. We take student and staff safety seriously and will continue to make diligent efforts to maintain a safe learning environment. I ask that you be aware of your children’s activities as well. As a parent or guardian, you have an incredible influence over your children, even if you think you don’t.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call the school office at 467-2800. Thank you for your continued support.
Monday’s incident marks the third discovery of a firearm in a Fort Wayne Community School building in less than two weeks.
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