Two fifth-grade students of Keeven Elementary are facing disciplinary action after one student brought an unloaded gun Thursday. The other student hid the gun in his classroom.
Keeven Elementary Principal Sue Fields wrote in a letter to parents that another student saw the gun and told the teacher, who then notified the school resource officer. According to the letter, “students involved will be disciplined according to our district’s behavior guide.”
Keeven Elementary is located in unincorporated St. Louis County.
According to a KMOX article, Hazelwood School District spokeswoman Diana Gulotta said, “We don’t have any information right now that would indicate that he was going to use it in a threatening manor with anybody.”
In the letter to parents, Fields wrote: “We work very hard to create a culture in which students, staff members, and parents feel comfortable alerting the principal or other school officials when they see or hear anything that causes concern.
“School safety is a priority … It is very important for all of us to keep an open line of communication and share crucial information.”