UPDATE: Student with realistic-looking BB gun prompted Kearney High lock down
KEARNEY, Neb. -- A teenager could face criminal charges after police say he brought a realistic-looking BB gun pistol to Kearney High School.
A news release says Kearney High went into a lock down around 11:30 Thursday morning following a report of a student with a gun. The school resource officer investigated and found the student had left campus.
The release says several Kearney Police officers responded and found the 17-year-old student in possession of the BB gun near Yanney Park. An earlier Kearney Police social media post said the student was taken into custody.
After police confirmed there was no longer a threat, regular school activity resumed.
“I am extremely proud of the response from our School Resource Officer, Uniform Patrol, Criminal Investigators, and the school staff," Kearney Police Chief Bryan Waugh said in a news release. "The standard response protocols in place and trained proved valuable in this incident. We are thankful the subject was located and there were no injuries as a result of a realistic BB gun brought on to school property."
Police are continuing to investigate the case and will work with the county attorney to determine any possible charges.