Breaking News
More () »

Student at Denver high school found with gun

The student was found with a handgun Wednesday at George Washington High School, authorities said.
Credit: SKY9

DENVER — A student was caught with a handgun at a Denver high school on Wednesday.

The Denver Police Department (DPD) said they assisted Denver Public Schools security staff after DPS learned that the student had the gun at George Washington High School.

The student, whose name was not released because they are a minor, was arrested for investigation of a juvenile in possession of a handgun, a police spokesperson said.

In a letter to families of students, the George Washington High principal said that "staff members and security protocols ensured that all students and staff remained safe throughout this situation."

"As soon as we became aware of the situation, our staff promptly located the weapon, confiscated it, and immediately contacted the DPS Department of Climate and Safety and the Denver Police Department. Law enforcement officers arrived promptly to assist us in handling the matter," principal Dackri Davis wrote.

RELATED: Police looking for Aurora driver who 'nearly hit 20 children'

RELATED: Man accused of assaulting child on trail in Boulder County

ALSO READ: After catching an escaped murderer, officers took a photo with him. Was it inappropriate?

SUGGESTED VIDEOS: Education stories from 9NEWS 


Watch more from 9NEWS on the free 9NEWS+ app for Roku and Fire TV.      

9NEWS+ has multiple live daily shows including 9NEWS Mornings, Next with Kyle Clark and 9NEWS+ Daily, an original streaming program. 9NEWS+ is where you can watch live breaking news, weather updates, and press conferences. You can also replay recent newscasts and find videos on demand of our top stories, local politics, investigations and Colorado specific features.      

To download 9NEWS+ on Roku search for KUSA.       

To download 9NEWS+ on Fire TV search for 9NEWS.     

RELATED: Watch 9NEWS for free on ROKU, Apple TV, Fire TV

> Do you have a news tip on this story or any other story? We want to hear from you! Tell us about it by emailing newstips@9news.com. 

Before You Leave, Check This Out