Minn. School Officials Upset after Student Brings Gun to School

A student was found to have a .38 caliber handgun and ammunition in his locker at Patrick Henry High School.

Officials at a school district in Minneapolis say they’re taking steps to improve security after a student brought a gun into a high school Oct. 26.

On Monday it was alleged that a 16-year-old student at Patrick Henry High School had a gun in his locker. The student reportedly told classmates he was going to shoot another student after class, according to kare11.com.

A classmate told a teacher and the 16-year-old was immediately arrested by a school resource officer. Police later discovered a .38 caliber handgun and ammunition in his locker.

Minneapolis Public Schools Interim Superintendent Michael Goar held a press conference and the district sent out a press release two days after the incident assuring the community of their schools’ safety. The theme of the messages was repeatedly stated: “Not in our schools.”

“We’ve had no shootings in our schools and no one has been hurt,” Goar said. “But we’ve seen the symptoms: There have been fights and a weapon incident in one of our schools. We’ve watched issues arising across the country. So MPS is putting a stop to it, right now.”

Goar also announced the creation of a tip line for students to anonymously report crimes. He encouraged students to report anything that could lead to trouble.

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