LOGAN — Police have detained a 16-year-old boy who was seen with a gun at Fast Forward Charter High School.
Logan City Police Chief Gary Jensen said they were first made aware of the incident Monday morning.
“A student had reported to the school’s principal that she had seen another student with a firearm,” explained Jensen. “The principal immediately called the school’s resource officer, who radioed for other officers to respond. They went down to the school and found the student off campus at lunch time. The officers were able to take him safely into custody and retrieve the firearm from him.”
The school was placed on lockdown during the incident and the facility was secured while police searched for the suspect.
A social media post from from principal Jill Lowe said they were proud of the witness, who took the initiative to notify school officials about the incident. The school also arranged for extra counselors to be on campus Tuesday for any student who may be in need of support.
Jensen credited both the witness and school officials, who quickly reported the gun and helped officers resolve the situation peacefully.
“It doesn’t get any better than to have a safe situation, where we are able to take a potential perpetrator into custody and retrieve the firearm and not have anybody get hurt. That is always what you hope for.”
Jensen said police are still trying to determine whether the suspect made any threats to students at the school. His identity is being withheld because of his age.