Student brings loaded gun to middle school, no one hurt - WNEM TV 5

Student brings loaded gun to middle school, no one hurt

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

A 15-year-old student brought a loaded hand gun to school.

According to the district security chief, Arthur O'Neal, a school official heard about the student bring the gun to school.

Police were at Thompson Middle School within minutes of the school locking down and moments later, the students with the gun was located and taken into custody. 

According to Saginaw Police, the weapon was hidden in ceiling tiles inside a boy's bathroom on the first floor of the middle school. 

"Unfortunately, these things are happening all across the country," O'Neal said. "We have a pretty good response here in Saginaw Public Schools to make sure our students and staff are safe, but you can't take anything for granted. You have to make sure you're on your Ps and Qs every single day."

No one was injured.

Saginaw Police were on-hand at the middle school as a part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods. 

"This is one of the rare occurrences where our presence in the school truly makes a difference," said Sgt. Reggie Williams. "Our officers have been working within Thompson since last spring and have become very familiar with not only the students but the building as well."

There is still no indication as to why the student brought a gun to school or where the student got the gun from. But Saginaw Police conducted a search of the 15-year-old's home. Prior to the search, officers were led to believe that there were more guns at the home. None were located.

"Although we did not find any other guns in our search of his home, we are grateful," Williams said. "We want our citizens and our parents to know that we will use every resource that we have at our disposal to ensure the safety of our community, especially our children."

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