A 15-year-old student at Bellevue West High School brought a firearm to school Wednesday, officials said.
No one was injured.
School administrators received information that the student was armed with a handgun and called Bellevue police about 10:20 a.m., said Bellevue Police Sgt. Andy Jashinske.
“We had a student report that another student had shown him a weapon,” Kevin Mills, Bellevue’s director of student services, said Wednesday.
When police arrived, they talked to the student, who admitted that he had a handgun. He was taken to Sarpy County’s juvenile justice center, Jashinske said.
“Everybody’s safe,” Mills said.
There was no indication that the boy had threatened anyone or that he had any plan to harm people at the school, Jashinske said. Officials still are trying to determine how the boy got hold of a gun.
“Thank goodness everybody’s OK,” Mills said, “and we were able to resolve the situation quickly.”
The boy faces juvenile charges of unlawful possession of a firearm at a school, unlawful possession of a firearm and use of a weapon to commit a felony. In addition, bringing a gun to school automatically results in at least a yearlong expulsion from Bellevue schools.
The Bellevue Public Schools’ first day of classes was last Thursday.
Bellevue West is just east of U.S. Highway 75 and north of Cornhusker Road.