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Posted on: September 15, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Investigation Underway of 9-Year-Old Student who Reportedly had Gun at E-town School


The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office is in consultation with Northwest Regional police about reports that a student brought a firearm Wednesday to Bear Creek School, of Elizabethtown Area School District.

As of Thursday afternoon, no charges have been filed. However, the investigation is open and a determination on whether charges will be filed will be made in the future.

On Wednesday evening, police were notified, via citizen tip, that a 9-year-old student had a gun at school that day. The report was that students were discussing the incident on the afternoon bus ride home. Police were provided a name of the student who reportedly had the gun, and contacted the student.

Police determined the student had the gun in a book bag. Police do not believe there was any threat made by the student to use the weapon.

School administrators worked in cooperation with police during the investigation of what took place.

A search of the elementary school at 1459 Sheaffer Road happened Wednesday night, with police and school officials present. A firearm was not located.

The firearm in question is in the possession of police.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police at 717-367-8481.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett A. Hambright, 717-295-2041;; Twitter: @BrettHambright

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