Students Brought Gun To School, Planned To Sell It

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One female and two male students were taken to a detention facility Friday, after police found a gun on campus at Sabin Middle School. Police say one had planned to sell the gun and two helped to hide it.

Spokesperson Devra Ashby says Sabin Middle School administrators were alerted by an anonymous parent that the gun had been brought on campus. Staff searched the locker, found the weapon, and waited for an officer.

CSPD reports that the School Resource Officer from Mitchell High School went to Sabin and put the weapon into evidence. It was unloaded.

Police add that their investigation has revealed a student had brought the weapon to school to sell it. That student, along with two others involved in hiding the weapon, was charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon, unlawful possession of weapon on school grounds, illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile, and interference with staff faculty or student or educational institutions.

Ashby says the district has a "no tolerance" weapons policy, and suspended the students immediately. The students were all taken to Spring Creek Detention Facility and could each face possible criminal charges.

The three students will also have to meet with D-11's office of student discipline to find out how the school will handle their cases. Expulsion is on the table.

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