On Friday morning, it was discovered that a student brought a gun and knife to school at Grace E. Stewart Elementary School, 2123 Roach.
According to a statement issued by USD 305 Public Information Director Jennifer Bradford-Vernon, the student brought the gun and knife not with the intention of harming anyone, but in response to a fake Facebook post the student believed to be true.
The gun and knife were immediately secured and police contacted. The student has been removed from school property. The investigation continues as Salina USD 305 is working closely with Salina Police.
“We hold safety and security of our students and staff as the highest priority,” Bradford-Vernon said.