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Student arrested after allegedly bringing unloaded gun to school
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Student arrested after allegedly bringing unloaded gun to school

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Students head back to Kelly Walsh High School after their lunch break on Dec. 12, 2017. 

Casper police on Wednesday arrested a Kelly Walsh High School student suspected of bringing an unloaded weapon to school, the department and the Natrona County School District announced in press releases.

School administrators were informed Wednesday morning a student had shown a firearm to another student. Administrators then contacted a school resource officer, according to the school district’s release.

“In order to resolve the situation without alerting the reported individual, classrooms near the concern were swiftly cleared by KWHS administrators, hallways were restricted to any other students/staff, and the immediate classroom was cleared of other individuals,” that release reads.

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The officer removed the bag containing the weapon from the student and then determined the firearm was unloaded.

It is unclear why the student brought the weapon to school, according to the police department. The student has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault. The district also said the student will face academic consequences in line with district policy. The district is still investigating the incident, according to the release.

Police responded to Kelly Walsh High School on Wednesday morning for a “potential safety concern,” the district announced in an earlier release Wednesday morning, adding officers had contained the situation.

The district said students and staff were safe and that there was no direct impact on school operations.

Casper police spokeswoman Rebekah Ladd said school resource officers on site handled the concern and there was no need for a full police response.

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