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MIDDLEBURY, Ind. — An elementary school student from Elkhart County was arrested Tuesday after bringing a gun to school and showing it to classmates.

One of the students who saw the gun told an adult, who called school resource officers and the police, according to The Elkhart Truth.

“Our students are regularly taught the principle ‘see something, say something.’ That lesson paid off. Our students are our most valuable, future resource; we will guard them well,” Middlebury Community Schools Superintendent Jane Allen said.

“Middlebury Community Schools will not tolerate such activity. Appropriately severe student discipline and judicial punishment will be sought and imposed,” the release said. 

State law says a student who has a gun on school property must be expelled for a calendar year. Possession of a gun on school property or a school bus is a felony that carries a prison sentence of one to six years and a fine of up to $10,000.

Middlebury Community Schools told The Elkhart Truth it can’t provide additional details about the incident, or about the student involved, because of state and federal privacy laws.

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