Wichita, KS: High school student brings gun to school


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A Wichita High School West student was taken into custody Monday after being in possession of a firearm, Wichita School District spokeswoman Susan Arensman said in an email.

Arensman says they received a tip that led to the discovery. “We’ve had students and staff bring certain concerns to our attention,” according to Arensman.

It’s unclear what time staff found the weapon, but “the incident was dealt with early in the day,” Arensman said.

In a message to parents, Arensman said no threats were made.

“I appreciate the confidence our students and staff have in reporting issues to administration and security to keep everyone safe. We take these matters seriously and will not tolerate anything that could potentially harm students. or scare them,” Arensman said.

The student’s grade level and the type of weapon recovered were not reported.

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