Student arrested at Kansas high school with gun in backpack


February 26, 2021

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — A high school student in the Kansas City, Kansas, suburb of Shawnee was found with a handgun in his backpack at school, police and school officials there said.

The gun and other contraband were found by Shawnee Mission Northwest High School staff Thursday morning in a search of the student's backpack, the Shawnee Police Department said in a news release.

Principal Lisa Gruman said in a note to parents that the search was conducted and gun found during an investigation involving an unrelated matter. Police confiscated the gun and arrested the student, who is under 18...

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