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November 20, 2017

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Posted 11/1/17

Information regarding Nov. 1 incident at Gloversville Middle School

This morning at Gloversville Middle School, several students reported seeing another student with what appeared to be a gun in the student’s book bag.

The Gloversville Police Department was notified, and the school principal located the student and immediately confiscated the weapon. Upon examination, the weapon was determined to be a pellet gun. The pellet gun was found in the student’s locker in the book bag. While it was not loaded, a box of pellets also was discovered in the student’s book bag. Police responded to the school to interview the student and investigate the incident.

At no time this morning was anyone threatened or harmed in the incident, however, bringing weapons of any kind onto school grounds directly violates district policy and will not be tolerated. As such, the student will be disciplined in accordance with the district’s Code of Conduct.

A primary concern at Gloversville Middle School, as in all of the district’s schools, is student safety. The students who reported this information are to be commended for doing the right thing as it allowed school officials to take swift and decisive action.