Gun found in North Central student’s car on campus Friday

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By Michael Anthony Adams, Indianapolis Star

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 7, 2014)– A North Central High School student was removed from campus Friday after administrative officials were tipped off that the student was in possession of a firearm, according to our partners at the Indy Star.

The school’s principal, Evans Branigan III, contacted students’ parents Friday evening to notify them of the incident. In his message, Branigan said that it was a group of “civic-minded” students who alerted school officials of the possible firearm.

Police, along with North Central administration, worked in tandem, Branigan said, to conduct the search of the student’s car, where a gun was retrieved.

Branigan said the student, as well as the weapon, were removed from the property without incident.

Further details about the student’s identity and the type of weapon recovered was not readily available.

The following statement was send to the families of North Central High School students Friday:

“Good Afternoon North Central Families.

This is Mr. Branigan. I’m calling to share with you that today at school; it was brought to administrations’ attention by civic minded students that a classmate may be possession of a firearm on school property. Upon investigation, a weapon was recovered from a student’s vehicle in the student parking lot.  North Central administration and representatives from local law enforcement agencies worked in tandem in response to the situation.  The student and weapon were removed from school without incident.”

“I’d like to commend those students who disclosed the information to administration bringing a safe conclusion to a disheartening situation. As your principal, I extend my appreciation to all parties involved in ensuring a safe and secure learning environment.”

“Have a good weekend and we’ll see you on Monday.”

Call Star reporter Michael Anthony Adams at (317) 444-6123. Follow him on Twitter: @MichaelAdams317.

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