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Authorities: Scared student in Salina brought gun, knife to school after seeing threat

February 23, 2018

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— Authorities say a scared elementary school student brought a gun and knife to school in Kansas after seeing a threatening Facebook post the child thought was directed at the school.

School officials said Friday that the student meant no harm to anyone at Stewart Elementary School in Salina. The weapons were immediately secured and the student was removed from the property.

School district spokeswoman Jennifer Bradford-Vernon says the student was afraid after a Facebook post on Wednesday threatened a potential shooting against a school with the initials SHS.

Investigators determined the threat was directed toward a school in Ohio.

The Salina Journal reports that Bradford-Vernon didn't release the student's age or gender, or say whether how the weapons were discovered.

Comments

Charles L. Bloss, Jr. 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Obviously the student has no faith that the school will protect him. In light of the recent problems, I am not sure I blame him, but by bringing a gun to school he is making the problem worse. How are these kids getting the guns, that is what we need to address along with their misuse of them.

Mike Riner 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Good point. Where in the world did an elementary school student get a gun? Where are his parents in all this?

Clara Westphal 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Too bad students feel they have to try to protect themselves because the schools can't guarantee their safety.

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