Festus High School

FESTUS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- A student at a Jefferson County high school was taken into custody Thursday morning.

According to the Festus R-VI School District, a student told high school administrators that another student mentioned having a gun on campus.

School officials removed the student from class immediately and searched the student's vehicle.

They found an Airsoft-type BB gun, three small knives and a pair of brass knuckles.

The school resource officer, who is a Festus police officer, along with juvenile authorities, took the student into custody.

An email with information following the incident was sent out to parents in the school district.

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