Posted: Jan 27, 2013 6:37 PM by KBZK Media Center
HARRISON - More details are released after a Harrison School student was found with guns in at the school.
Harrison Public School Superintendent Fred Hofman issued a news release on the matter Sunday.
According to Hofman, right after classes let out for the day, shortly after 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, a student advised Hofman that she heard that another student had a gun in his backpack. The student was identified and was approached by Hofman.
The student told Hofman that he had two handguns, one loaded and one unloaded in his backpack, the release states.
The situation did not call for a lockdown, according to the release because school had already been released. The student's parents and 911 were called. The student was cooperative, Hofman says.
Madison County Sheriff's deputies responded to the scene. An investigation by the school's administration and law enforcement ensued and the student was taken into custody.
"The matter is now in the hands of the Madison County Attorney. The school will handle the matter in accordance with school policy and will do what is necessary to protect our students. I could not be more proud of the student who had the courage to come forward with the information or more proud of my staff, who remained calm, and worked together without creating panic to secure the situation quickly and keep the community members and students in the school, safe." said Hofman.
While Hofman says only one gun was loaded, Sheriff Dave Schenk has told us that both guns were loaded.