2 identified in search for gun incident at Stafford High School

STAFFORD, Kan. (KWCH) Update 6:15 p.m.

A Stafford High School student was arrested Thursday night after the report that a gun was brought to a school.

Stafford police say students were passing a gun in the bathroom on Tuesday. They found out about the incident on Thursday. Classes were dismissed for the day while authorities searched for the stolen gun.

Police say they searched the school top to bottom after receiving reports that the gun may still be inside.

"You can't be too safe anymore," said Stafford Chief Doug Brown. "To my knowledge if this gun was hidden in the school somewhere. We did the best we could to make sure that's not true anymore. We tore the school apart today."

Brown says Thursday's arrest was related to the total incident at the school, but not necessarily related to the firearm.

He says no gun was located inside the school.

The chief says through interviews, police learned of three juveniles who may have been involved in the incident. He says, so far, they have been able to confirm two.
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The Stafford Police Department responded to reports of a possible firearm being on school grounds.

Officers say on Thursday, backpacks were searched and school was dismissed to allowed a thorough search of the building.

Stafford police wrote on their page an investigation was active and it was "NOT an active shooter" situation.

Multiple law enforcement agencies are responding with staff and K9s to search the school's facility to ensure students are safe.

In a Facebook post, The Stafford school district announced all activities were canceled.

Eyewitness News reached out to KHP, Stafford County Sheriffs Office, Stafford Police Department and the district for a statement but have not received a callback.

Multiple law enforcement agencies are on the scene investigating. Roads are blocked off in the area.

We have a crew headed to the scene.