Police arrest student with gun at Derby High School

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DERBY, Kan. (KAKE) -

A 16-year-old Derby High School student student has been arrested for bringing an unloaded gun to school.

The district said Thursday morning on Facebook that administration received a tip about a student possibly in possession of a weapon. Said student was secured and the school resource officer found the gun in his backpack.

The school was not locked down because no threat was made and the student was immediately secured, the Facebook post said.  

The following message was sent to parents and guardians:

Derby High School Families,

Safety and security are a top priority at Derby Public Schools. We wanted you to be aware that a Derby High School 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 immediately secured and the unloaded gun was found by the school SRO without incident. Because no threat was made and the student was immediately secured, a lockdown was not necessitated. We take all threats seriously. As always, if you hear something or see something, please let law enforcement and administration know immediately. We appreciate this tip being reported immediately. Individuals can also call 1-877-626-8203 to anonymously report any potential school violence. The Kansas School Safety Hotline is there for you 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.