Fremont student brought loaded handgun to school, officials say

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A fourth-grade student in Fremont brought a loaded handgun to school Thursday morning, officials say.

Officers were sent to Milliken Elementary School around 8:20 a.m. after the gun was found in a student’s book bag, Fremont Public Schools said in a release.

Fremont Police said there was no direct threat made toward any students or staff and there is no ongoing threat to the public.

An investigation revealed that the student brought the gun to show others, officials say.

“Thank you to the teacher that reported this incident,” Associate Superintendent Dr. Brad Dahl said in the release. “The protocol we have in place worked. A staff member noticed something out of the ordinary with several students gathered around and intervened immediately. The Fremont Police were called, responded and began their investigation.”

Police say an investigation is ongoing.

A full statement from Fremont Public Schools can be found HERE.

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