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Loaded revolver discovered in Normandy High School student's backpack

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NORMANDY, Mo. (KMOV) -- A shooting involving six Normandy High School students at an apartment complex in Velda City, Missouri prompts campus officials to evaluate security measures.

According to a police report, a 16-year-old student was injured in the shooting on Wednesday at an apartment complex in Velda City.  There is no word on his condition.  When Normandy High School officials discovered that all involved were students, they decided to evaluate their routine security measureson campus.

While security personnel were canvassing the high school campus Thursday morning, officials questioned a student about being in an unauthorized area.  They performed a routine search of the student's book bag and discovered a loaded 22-caliber revolver.  The weapon was seized and the 15-year-old male student was taken into police custody without incident. 

It is unclear if the student taken into custody is the one who shot a 16-year-old student at an apartment complex on Wednesday.  Police are not saying if they think the two incidents are related.

“As we end the school year, we are vigilant in our goal of ensuring the safety and security of all students. Safety on our campuses is our number one priority.  If anyone brings a weapon to any campus, they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said Dr. Stanton Lawrence, superintendent of schools.  “Our school safety officers are to be commended for a great job of acting quickly, taking decisive action, and keeping our students safe from harm.”

Thursday is the last day of classes for students in the Normandy School District. 

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