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2 Ruskin High students in custody after posing with gun on social media

hickman mills school district
Posted at 4:38 PM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 17:44:26-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two Ruskin High School students are in custody after posting a photo on social media of themselves with a gun, according to Kansas City, Missouri, police.

Ruskin High initiated a self-imposed lockdown on Wednesday. There were no injuries and no gunshots, according to Marissa Wamble with the Hickman Mills School District.

In a letter sent to parents, Principal Torrence Allen said that administrators confiscated an air soft gun without ammunition.

The students involved "will be held accountable in accordance" with the district's disciplinary standards, according to the letter.

District resource officers and Kansas City police assisted in the search for the students who were in the social media post.

"We thank our students and staff for calmly following procedures and directives this afternoon to ensure everyone remained safe throughout this process," Allen said in the letter to parents.

Police still were on scene investigating around 4 p.m.