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UPDATE: Anderson High School and the Anderson Career Center will be closed Friday, according to a post on the Anderson Community Schools Facebook page. Staff will conduct a thorough search of the school. Class is back Monday with “additional safety and security measures in place.”

ANDERSON, Ind. — A student at Anderson High School was arrested Thursday for bringing a gun to school.

“We had heard, mostly on social media, that students were talking about a student that was behaving odd,” says Brad Meadows, Director of District and Community Engagement at Anderson Community Schools.

Staff and teachers confronted the student Thursday and found out that he brought a gun to school. Anderson police responded and detained the student and the gun.

“All of the staff and students in the building are safe, the gun was not fired,” says Meadows, “it was definitely a situation that could’ve been a lot worse. It was a positive thing on our end to be able to stop any sort of issue with that firearm being in the building.

Meadows says social media played a positive role in identifying a potential threat. He says if your child notices anything odd about their fellow students, they need to report that info to a trusted adult.

Meadows also said proper safety protocol was followed.