[Update] West Harrison High student arrested for bringing loaded firearm to school
Today, a 16-year-old student from West Harrison High School was arrested for bringing a loaded gun to school.
According to the Harrison County School District, fellow students reported the incident to administration. The student was then searched by school resource officers who discovered a handgun with five rounds of ammunition in his waistband and two throwing stars and two knives in his backpack.
West Harrison High School administration sent a voice recording alerting parents of the incident just after 3 p.m. According to the voicemail, all students and staff were safe and were never threatened. West Harrison student Donnie Kellerman said, “I mean, I am somewhat scared, but you know, they’re trying. It’s just life. Things like that happen and I mean it is somewhat preparing ourselves and I’m glad that the school and police officers here were ready to take action when they did.”
Emma Lee, mother of a West Harrison student, said, “It’s very worrisome. I worry about them all the time, but I think some of these kids just aren’t being supervised enough and they’re copying a lot of this stuff.”
The 16-year-old was booked into Harrison County Juvenile Detention Center and was charged on a felony count and four misdemeanor counts of possession of a weapon on school property.
He is being held under no bond pending a family court detention hearing.