UPDATE: Natrona County High School Student in Police Custody After Reportedly Bringing Gun to School
The Natrona County School District has provided additional details regarding the situation that occurred on Friday afternoon, involving a student who allegedly brought a gun to the school.
"Today, at approx.12:15 PM, October 7th, Natrona County High School Administration received a report by a student that another student had a gun in their possession in the school," NCSD Public Relations Director Tanya Southerland wrote. "Upon receiving the report and in accordance with our comprehensive district safety plan, NCHS administrators and law enforcement took immediate action."
Southerland stated that officials went directly to the student identified in the report and removed that student from the classroom, securing the situation.
She noted that the student remained in custody of local law enforcement and of NCHS administration.
Southerland wrote that because of the expeditious manner in which school officials and law enforcement handled the situation, no lockout was called.
Southerland noted that NCHS did not receive a report of the student brandishing the gun at any point on campus.
The release from Southerland stated that disciplinary actions towards the student will be aligned with the NCSD Extreme Behavior's Guideline.
“School safety is a priority of the Natrona County School District,” shared Superintendent Mike Jennings. “We want to acknowledge the individual who brought this information forward. We appreciate their courage and understanding that reporting any known or perceived safety concerns is critically important. In addition, we want to thank the NCHS Administration and Casper Police Department for their exceptional professionalism and dedicated action to ensure student and staff safety.”
Southerland wrote that because this is still an active law enforcement investigation, and in an effort to not compromise the integrity of their work, further details will not be provided by the district at this time.
K2 Radio News will update this developing stories if/when more information becomes available.
Our original story is below:
A student of Natrona County High School is in police custody after allegedly bringing a gun to school.
That's according to Natrona County School District Director of Public Relations, Tanya Southerland.
Southerland wrote that on Friday, October 7, "Natrona County High School Administration received a report that a student had a gun in their possession on campus. NCHS Administration and Law enforcement immediately made contact to secure the student and the weapon. Students and staff are safe"
Southerland wrote that the student is currently in custody of law enforcement while the investigation is being conducted.
"There is no current safety concern to the school and school operations are occurring as normal," Southerland wrote. "More information will be provided, as available."
Southerland wrote that parents were informed of this matter via text and phone calls, courtesy of Infinite Campus.
K2 Radio News will update this developing story as more information becomes available.