Two West High School students were arrested Thursday afternoon after an officer stationed at the school took a BB gun from one of them, Madison police said.
The students, both 14-year-old boys, were outside the school on Regent Street at 1:25 p.m. when the officer took the gun away from them, Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said.
After the officer took the gun, the students ran to the high school and tried to get in, but the door was locked, police said. One student broke a window after punching it while trying to get in.
School administrators ordered students to remain in their classrooms while the incident was under investigation, Principal Beth Thompson wrote in an email to parents.
“I want to reassure you that school safety was not compromised and staff responded quickly and appropriately to help manage the incident and to re-direct students,” Thompson wrote.
The student who allegedly broke the window was arrested on tentative charges of criminal damage to property and resisting arrest. The other student was arrested on tentative charges of resisting arrest and possession of a BB gun.