BB gun confiscated from student at Chugiak High

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 12:20

Anchorage School District officials said they confiscated a BB gun from a student on Friday at Chugiak High School.

CHS assistant principal Alison Susel sent out an email about the incident Friday afternoon. She said the gun was found after a a report from a student.

“Acting upon a report from a student, it was found that a CHS student was in possession of a BB gun on school grounds. The BB gun was immediately confiscated and the student was found not to be a threat to themselves or others,” Susel wrote. “Administration immediately contacted our partners at the Anchorage Police Department and the student involved will be appropriately disciplined.”

Anchorage Police Department spokesman MJ Thim said the male student was being questioned by officers.

“We’re trying to figure out why he brought it to school in the first place,” Thim said.

Thim said a school resource officer in the building was the first officer to respond to the incident.

“There weren’t any threats made to the school that we’re aware of,” Thim said Friday.

ASD spokeswoman Catherine Esary said the school did not go into lockdown over the incident and classes were being held as normal at the school, which houses both Chugiak High and Gruening Middle School students.

This is a developing story; check back for details.

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