(KMOV)--Pattonville High School has tightened its security after a student brought a pistol magazine to school and assaulted an administrator.
According to authorities a student at Pattonville High School went to school with a magazine containing empty shell casings. No weapon was involved.
School officials stated that the school resource officer and administration became aware and began to investigate. While being interviewed by school officials, the student struck an administrator.
The student was taken into police custody and is now in juvenile detention.
Pattonville school officials said that the student is being disciplined according to their discipline policy and will not be returning to school.
In a letter sent home, Pattonville High School administrators stated that they are working closely with the Maryland Heights police and the student's family to ensure he doesn't return to campus.
Based on investigations by school staff and police, there have been no specific threats against any person or the school in general.
According to the school, teachers and support staff have been made aware of the situation and are helping with daily safety procedures, including enhanced supervision and ensuring exterior doors are locked during the school day. Students will access and depart from the building through one of specific three areas.