A Madison West High School student was found with a BB gun Thursday, principal Karen Boran said in an email to parents.
Police received information in the morning that a student might be in possession of a BB gun, Boran said. The student was found by police off school property, and a search turned up the weapon, she said.
During the investigation, school officials determined the student had the BB gun on school grounds at 30 Ash St. earlier in the day, Boran said.
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"The safety of our students is our top priority, and I want you to know that we take any situation very seriously," she said.
Boran said school officials and Madison police are working together on follow-up steps.