SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. - (KNEP) - An investigation remains ongoing with an incident that ended at a Scottsbluff Elementary School. Parents receive a letter pertaining to the event.
Parents receive a letter regarding an early evening incident on school property (Source KNEP)
Principal Jana Mason of Bluffs Middle School sent a letter home to her kids last week stating an expelled BMS student allegedly possessed a handgun on and around school property at Lincoln Heights Elementary School.
The alleged incident occurred around 6:30pm on May 13th. Scottsbluff Police Department Captain Tony Straub stated the incident occurred in a separate neighborhood but the individual was later apprehended at the playground of the elementary school.
In the letter, sent also to parents of Lincoln Heights, Scottsbluff Public Schools stated there will be additional interviews with several other children who were present during the incident. They reiterate there was never any kind of weapon or threat made during school hours or associated in any way with the general safety and well-being of a student.
Captain Straub stated there was a gun found on the school property by the individual when the arrest occurred. The letter sent to parents showcased the emphasis of firearm safety and precautions parents should take in regards to the storage and security of them.
We will continue to update this story as the information becomes available.