No firearms found on Stafford school property, juvenile taken into custody


STAFFORD, Kan. (KSNW) — UPDATE: The Stafford Police Department said no weapons were found on school property after an extensive search.

Authorities said a juvenile was taken into custody for criminal threat and transported to Hutchinson.

An officer will be at the school Friday as much as possible to ensure the safety of the students and staff. The investigation is ongoing.

Stafford Schools, USD 349, has closed school to search for a reported firearm in the school.

The Stafford Police Department announced on Facebook that they would have more information later but that this was not an active shooter situation. They say a firearm was reported in the school.

According to police, backpacks were searched and school was dismissed to allow a “thorough and complete building search.”

Several agencies are responding with staff and K-9 units to search the school.

KSN will have more on this as information becomes available.

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