GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOV.com) – A Granite City High School student is in custody after bringing a gun to school Thursday morning.
Around 9:40 a.m., school officials were tipped off by a student that another student had a gun at the school. The school resource officer, and other faculty members, took the student into custody without incident.
School officials say a gun was located on the student and ammunition was found in the student’s backpack. The weapon was not loaded at the time it was found.
There were no known threats from the student, according to school officials. The student told school officials he brought the gun to school because he felt he needed protection.
School staff notified parents of the situation using their call system.