Superintendent Paul Gausman credits a tip, which allowed police to be at the school and meet the 6th grade student before classes started.
“If there’s one message I’d like to share it’s how thankful we are that someone who saw or heard something, shared something with us so we could take some action,” Gausman said.
The unidentified student at Sioux City’s North Middle School is charged with carrying a concealed weapon on school property.
Gausman says, “We detained that student, searched that student, and did find an unloaded weapon with no ammunition.”
The student had a preliminary hearing in juvenile court and is suspended from school. Gausman says there was never a threat to any individual student or staff member.
By Woody Gottburg, KSCJ, Sioux City