Police investigating after Northrop student shoots gun at bus stop

The district said a Northop High School student shot a gun after getting off the bus on Winter Street Monday afternoon.

Posted: Feb 26, 2019 10:07 PM
Updated: Feb 27, 2019 8:42 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Fort Wayne Community Schools is reminding students to say something if they see something a little off.

This comes after the district said a Northop High School student shot a gun after getting off the bus on Winter Street Monday afternoon.

In a letter sent to parents, administrators said no one was hurt and the student was removed from the building Tuesday.

According the FWCS Code of Conduct, this could include suspension or expulsion.

District officials told FOX 55 the student has not been arrested, but police are investigating.

Letter sent to parents:

Dear Parents/Guardians:

I want to let you know about a situation that occurred yesterday and the steps we have taken to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

On Monday afternoon, there was a situation at a bus stop in which a student exited a school bus and began firing a weapon. No one was injured, and police began investigating immediately. This morning, it was determined to be a Northrop student, who was immediately removed from the building. Police will continue with their investigation, and we will follow our Code of Conduct in handling discipline.

While I cannot share any more details about the situation, it serves as a reminder that we all need to remain vigilant in maintaining a safe environment. Please remind your student of the importance of telling an adult in the building if they see or hear something that makes them feel unsafe, particularly if they hear of a threat or see a weapon.

If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the school.

Sincerely,

Jason Witzigreuter Principal

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