Student Caught With Gun At Union Public Schools, Officials Say


Monday, November 11th 2019, 5:42 pm
By: News On 6


A student was caught with a gun in their possession at Union Public Schools, Nov 11.

During the last hour of the day, a student was called to the office after another student was concerned that they may have had something suspicious on them, according to Chris Payne, Chief Communications Officer for Union Public Schools. 

Payne said they didn't suspect the gun was used to threaten other students or staff, but the school will be seeking criminal charges. 

Read the full statement below: 

At Union High School, during the last hour of the day, a call was made to the office with a concern about a student having something suspicious on his person.  An administrator and security officer went to the classroom and escorted the student to the office. The student was found to have a handgun in a makeshift holder. The weapon and the student were secured, and law enforcement notified. It is our belief that at no time was the gun brought out at school or used to threaten students or staff.  Criminal charges will be brought as well as school imposed disciplinary measures. As always, the safety and security of our staff and students continues to be our top priority. - Chris Payne