Gun discovered in student’s backpack at Arsenal Technical High School

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A gun was discovered in a student’s backpack at Arsenal Technical High School on Thursday.

Indianapolis Public Schools says IPS Police were immediately called and IPS protocol was followed, but didn’t say what that protocol is.

According to the school district, no other students were around when the weapon was discovered.

“Student safety and security will continue to be our priority as we provide a positive educational experience,” IPS wrote in a statement.

The district didn’t disclose what kind of weapon it was Thursday, but Friday officials confirmed it was a handgun. The student hasn’t been identified and it’s unclear what disciplinary measures might be taken.

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