Wichita police arrest teen who took gun to North High School

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Wichita police say they've arrested a 16-year-old boy who had a gun at North High School.

USD 259 security got an anonymous tip at around 10:30 a.m. Thursday that a student had a gun at the school. Security and the Wichita Police Department school resource officer follow-ed up on the tip, leading to the arrest. 

Officer Charley Davidson said the teen was booked into juvenile detention for juvenile in possession of a firearm. A handgun was also recovered. 

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Davidson said there were no threats made or disruptions at the school.  

Message sent to North High parents:

Good afternoon, North High parents.  The safety of our students and staff is a top priority here at North. Today we had a student in possession of a gun at school. The discovery was an isolated incident and there were no threats made and no one was hurt. The North Security Officers and SRO got involved immediately and took the student into police custody.  We followed all district safety protocols in this matter to ensure the safety of students and staff.

Parents, please discuss with your child the far reaching and serious consequences of bringing inappropriate items to school.  The Wichita Public Schools system has a SPEAK Up program to submit anonymous tips by downloading the “p3tips” app or visit usd259.org/speakup.  Our students and staff are also aware of the SPEAK Up program and know if you “See Something, Say Something.”

Thank you for your continued support of North High School.

Lori A. Doyle

Wichita High School North, Principal