Statement Regarding Incident at Van Buren Freshman Academy

Thursday, March 7, 2019 2:42 pm
Statement Regarding Incident at Van Buren Freshman Academy

Official statement from the Van Buren School District regarding incident at Van Buren Freshman Academy: 

"The Van Buren School District was made aware of an incident involving a student bringing a handgun to the Freshman Academy campus to give to another student. The District immediately contacted law enforcement officers to handle the situation and the students in question are no longer on campus. The District will continue to work with law enforcement in its investigation of this matter. While we understand an issue of this nature raises many questions, the District cannot legally discuss student information. However, the District takes this incident very seriously, as the safety of our students and staff is our number one priority. There will be no further comment from the District regarding this matter.”