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Washington student in custody after bringing weapon to school

A Washington student is in custody after bringing a weapon to school on Tuesday, May 14.

The Washington Community School District issued a news release Tuesday afternoon, alerting the public a student had brought a weapon onto school grounds. According to the release, “at no time was there a threat to the safety of students or staff members.”

The District received information that a student may have brought a gun to school and immediately contacted local law enforcement. An investigation conducted by the district and police determined the student, whose name is not being released, was in possession of a gun on school grounds.

The new release states the student is in custody and has been charged with possession of stolen property and carrying a weapon.

The Journal will continue to report on the story as it unfolds.