EMPORIA, Kan. (KSNW) — Police say a lockdown at two Emporia schools Wednesday morning started after the report of a student with a handgun at the high school.
The USD 253 Community Relations Office said Emporia High School and Emporia Middle School went into a Level 2 lockdown. The district said that means all interior doors of the schools were locked. He said the middle school was locked down because of its proximity to the high school. Nearby businesses also closed their doors.
The spokesperson said the Emporia Police Department was called.
A police spokesperson said the student was found leaving the area in a vehicle. Officers arrested the student and recovered a BB gun.
No one was injured during this incident.
If you have any information to share regarding this incident, you can reach out to the Emporia Police Department at 620-343-4200 or make anonymous tips to Lyon County Crime Stoppers online by clicking here or by calling 620-342-2273.