Student at Fayetteville High School found with gun on Monday

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A Fayetteville High School student was escorted off campus Monday after they were found to be in possession of a gun, officials said.

The school received a tip that the student had a weapon, and administrators immediately investigated and “resolved the situation,” according to an email sent to parents from Superintendent John Mulford.

“There was no active threat to students or staff, nor was there an apparent intent to use the firearm at school,” Mulford wrote. “The student was removed from campus without incident.”

Mulford said the incident highlights the importance of reporting safety concerns to administrators.

“Please encourage your students to report any concerns to the school so they can be investigated immediately,” wrote Mulford. “We take every report seriously. There is no tolerance for bringing any type of weapon or replica weapon to school.”