Police were called to Harrison High School on reports of a student having a loaded handgun on school grounds.

According to the reports, Evansville Police arrested a 14 year old high school student on weapons charges on September 9th. A Harrison High School employee contacted police about a recently enrolled student possibly being in possession of a handgun. There were no claims of any threats being made by the student, only that he had a gun.

An EPD officer, working with school administrators, immediately removed the student from class and investigated the complaint. During the investigation, the officer found a small caliber handgun in the student’s pocket. The student was taken into custody without incident. He was placed in a secure youth holding facility on charges of possession of a firearm at school and possession of a firearm by a child.

The Evansville Police Department and the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation view student safety as a top priority. The ongoing safety partnership between the two organizations resulted in a serious situation being resolved in a professional and timely manner.