Gun found in student's backpack at Spring Hill High School - KCTV5

Gun found in student's backpack at Spring Hill High School

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SPRING HILL, KS (KCTV) -

A handgun was found inside a Spring Hill High School student's backpack while the student was being detained, according to the school district.

A Johnson County Sheriff's Department school resource officer was handling an incident involving the student.

"In the interest of the student's welfare, the student was taken into custody without incident," the district's news release said. "In the course of checking the student's backpack, a handgun was found."

Interim superintendent Wayne Burke thanked the student who alerted school officials. He said the deputy and staff responded quickly, and effectively and ensured the safety of the district's students.

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