ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A letter has been sent to parents in the Pattonville District following an alarming incident Wednesday.
“A student at Pattonville High School came to school with a clip containing empty shell casings (no live ammunition),” the letter reads. “No weapon was involved.”
The student, whose name has not yet been released, later struck an administrator while being questioned about the findings. He has since been taken into police custody and placed in juvenile detention.
“Although this student is not permitted on campus, we are working closely with the Maryland Heights police and the student’s family to ensure he doesn’t return to campus,” the letter goes on to say.
Pattonville superintendent Dr. Mike Fulton tells KMOX that few details about the student’s academic or criminal record are available due to his age. But he does want to make one thing clear.
“Based on our initial investigation by our staff and the police, there were no specific threats against any person or the school in general,” Fulton said. “However, there is an ongoing investigation and as we get any new information on anything specific or general in nature then we’re taking appropriate action.”
Safety measures will be increased at the school but Fulton says the changes will be minor and have little effect on student mobility.
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