Eighth grader taken into custody after bringing loaded gun to Belzer Middle School

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township is investigating after an eighth grade student reportedly brought a loaded gun to school on Wednesday.

School officials said a teacher shared with the administration that a student potentially had a weapon, following something she witnessed in a school hallway.

The school began an immediate investigation. They said other students came forward with needed information to be able to take the eighth grade student into custody.

The student in question has been removed from the building and will not be returning.

The district released the following statement on Wednesday evening:

"As with all matters of student safety, we take this event extremely seriously, and have acted accordingly, utilizing both district resources and the juvenile justice system. Building and district leadership are grateful those who reported the weapon, recognizing it as a threat to the safety of the school community, and encourage all students to speak to a building staff member if ever a situation exists that could potentially place them or others in danger."

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