LINDSIDE, WV (WVNS) — According to information provided from Monroe County dispatchers, James Monroe High School is remains on lockdown after a student allegedly brought a gun to school.
According to Monroe County Schools, it was reported that a student had a weapon while on campus. A lockdown was immediately called for James Monroe High School and the neighboring Technical Center.
The student in question is in custody and the incident is under investigation. The weapon was also recovered while the school remained on lockdown.
A post from the Monroe County Schools Facebook page the lockdown remains in place and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department are still on campus as a precaution.
Today, we inform parents, staff, and students that we recovered a gun on the campus of the Monroe County Technical Center. It is important to us that we clearly communicate with you about serious safety issues when they arise. Administration immediately initiated and followed all appropriate procedures at the school level, including a “lock down.” Possessing a weapon at school is clearly a violation of law and we have zero tolerance for this act. We expect to see criminal charges in addition to school imposed disciplinary measures. The student involved will be subject to school board policy and appropriate laws that govern weapons on school grounds, which is a zero acceptable possession policy. Today’s incident highlights the essential role students and all members of the school community play in school safety. Anyone with pertinent or concerning information should report it immediately to administration or law enforcement. As the school system says time after time, student and staff safety continues to be the most important part of our jobs. While this incident is unquestionably concerning, the school system will continue to be vigilant in ensuring student and staff safety.Monroe County Schools Facebook
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