Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Gun Scare at Clark Middle School Friday
Seventh-grader brings gun and knife to school
Staff and students at Clark Middle School had a scare this morning when they found out a seventh-grader had brought a gun and knife to school. That’s according to a spokesperson for the Anchorage School District, who says the 12-year-old boy is now in police custody.
According to ASD, other students told school security officers at about 11 a.m. the boy had been showing off the gun during lunchtime. School personnel then found the seventh-grader also had a small knife on him, as well.
Luckily the gun was not loaded, and ASD says no one was hurt, and the boy hadn’t threatened to hurt anyone. But the 12-year-old was immediately taken into custody by a school resource officer and promptly suspended. ASD says the boy could be expelled.
The school district has certainly had its share of gun scares. Last year, in April of 2010, a Bartlett High School student was arrested for taking a gun to school. In 2006, the school district had two separate incidents of teens with guns, at Service and Dimond High Schools.