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FWCS reviews security plan after shooting near bus stop

FWCS spokeswoman Krista Stockman said these procedures are reviewed often to make sure there are no lapses.

Posted: Feb 27, 2019 11:36 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Fort Wayne Community Schools is reviewing security procedures after a student is accused of shooting a gun at a bus stop.

FWCS spokeswoman Krista Stockman said these procedures are reviewed often to make sure there are no lapses.

Stockman said the first step begins with students.

"If they see something or hear that something is going to happen, they really need to inform adults," she said.

In a letter sent to students, FWCS said a Northrop High School student shot a gun after getting off the bus at Winter and Colerick.

No one was hurt.

Police said it is not clear if the student had the gun while at school.

"Someone is facing very serious consequences for their idiotic behavior, unacceptable behavior," said Fort Wayne police spokesman Michael Joyner.

Northrop administrators said the student was "removed from the building" under the Code of Conduct. It is not clear if the student was suspended or expelled.

"Students want a safe environment so they are usually good about when they see something or hear something," Stockeman said.

Police said the driver accidentally stopped here instead a block earlier.

Wednesday afternoon, police met students getting off the bus.

Detectives will also review video footage from the bus to see who got off at the stop.

Stockman said there are no metal detectors in the schools and there are no plans for any.

FWCS did receive free handheld metal detectors from the state in the fall.

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