Derby student arrested for bringing gun to school

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DERBY, Kan. (KAKE) -

A Derby High School student has been arrested for allegedly bringing a gun to the school Monday morning.

USD 260 said in an alert sent to families and staff that administrators received a tip about a student possibly in possession of a weapon. The student was questioned and a handgun was secured by the school resource officer without incident. 

No threats were made. 

Derby police say the 16-year-old boy was interviewed and booked for violating weapons laws. 

Below is the message sent out via Skyalert:

Derby High School Families,

Safety and security are a top priority at Derby Public Schools. We want you to be aware that a DHS student was arrested this morning and taken into custody for possession of a weapon on school property. A tip was given to administration about a student possibly in possession of a weapon. This student was brought in immediately, questioned and a handgun was secured by the school SRO without incident. No threat was made towards students or staff at any time. 
 

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