Student taken into custody after bringing gun to school, police say

RED LION, Pa. (WHTM) – Police say they’ve recovered a gun that was brought this morning to Red Lion Area Senior High School.

Administrators at the school told ABC 27 News that students heard rumors that a handgun was brought to school by a fellow student.

School administrators said that when the school’s resource officer stopped the student they found the handgun.

Police or administrators didn’t say if the gun was loaded, but said that there was no threat made and that no one was in immediate danger.


In a statement, the Red Lion Area School District said no specific threat was made, nor was anyone believed to be in imminent danger.

Statement released by Red Lion Area School District






Don Dimoff, the marketing and communications manager for Red Lion Area School District, said there was never a lockdown ordered at the school.

“It essentially happened very, very quickly which negated the need for a lockdown,” he told ABC 27 News. “After the incident happened we notified parents, we notified the faculty and staff, we notified the students as well so everyone was notified of what happened and how it was taken care of very swiftly.”

Dimoff said that school will continue as scheduled on Thursday.

There is no word on what, or if, the student is facing any charges.

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