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Student brings unloaded pistol to Manchester school

Posted on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 1:20 pm

Administrators responded Thursday afternoon to reports of a student with a gun at Westwood Middle School.

According to system director Lee Wilkerson, administrators  found that student was in possession of an unloaded firearm. They then called the Manchester Police Department who confiscated the firearm and began an investigation.

“Student safety is always a top priority of WMS and the Manchester City School District,” Wilkerson said in a letter that is being sent home on Friday. “At no time do we believe students or staff were in danger.

“We ask our students to report anything suspicious to school administrators,” he said.

MPD  took the student into custody Thursday. The department is currently investigating the incident and will determine whether to charge the student.

The student, whose name is being withheld, will be disciplined in accordance with the District Code of Student Conduct, Wilkerson said.

“This is a great example of alert students being proactive,” Wilkerson said.

Wilkerson declined to comment any further on the matter. Letters describing the incident was sent home to parents in sealed envelopes Friday.