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Student charged after allegedly bringing unloaded gun to Olathe Northwest High School

Posted at 2:44 PM, Apr 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-03 18:05:24-04

OLATHE, Kan. — UPDATE 5 PM 4/3/2018: A 15-year-old boy has been charged after allegedly bringing an unloaded gun to Olathe Northwest High School.

The boy is charged with felony theft of a firearm and juvenile in possession of a firearm, which is a misdemeanor, according to the Johnson County District Attorney's Office.

In a release following the student's arrest, the Olathe Public School District said it didn't believe students and staff were in danger due to the incident.


Officials confirmed a student at Olathe Northwest High School was arrested after school staff were informed a student brought an unloaded gun to campus.

According to a release from Olathe Public Schools, a parent called and informed staff that their student may have brought an unloaded gun to school on Monday morning. The school resource officer and school officials immediately met with the student and recovered the weapon. 

The school district noted in the release that the weapon was not loaded and there was no ammunition on the property. 

The district also said it does not believe that students and staff were in any danger because of the incident. 

"Student and staff safety is our first priority and we are appreciative of careful watch and communication by our parents and community," said Principal Chris Zach in a release.