ANDERSON, Ind. – Police detained a 15-year-old male student who was found with a gun at Anderson High School Thursday.
According to the school district, Anderson police took the student into custody. All students and staff were safe.
The Anderson Police Department said Anderson High School has been secured and officers were assisting with dismissal, which was set for the normal time of 2:30 p.m.
Earlier in the day, the district notified the community about a social media message that had been circulating regarding a potential threat at the high school on Friday, Nov. 18.
“We take any threats that we receive very seriously,” the district wrote.
On Thursday evening, Anderson Community Schools announced that the Anderson High School and D26 Career Center will be closed on Friday in light of the incident.
“This will allow school staff to do a thorough search of Anderson High School before students return next week,” the district wrote.
Classes will resume Monday with additional safety and security measures in place, the district said.