Statement from school district on Ridgeview Chart gun found

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"Faculty and school resource officers at Ridgeview MS responded swiftly and confiscated a gun yesterday. There was no threat made, no one was injured, and no one was in harm’s way.

"We followed our safety protocol effectively, focusing on keeping our students safe. Bringing any type of weapon to school is an extremely serious occurrence, and this behavior will not be tolerated.

"The suspect will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. We immediately communicated with parents to let them know what happened and that their children were safe.

"We are very thankful for the student who shared this tip with us and will continue to encourage students and our community to support us in helping to keep our schools safe."