Madison West High School student arrested after loaded gun found in backpack, police say
A Madison West High School student was arrested after a loaded gun was found in his backpack, says Madison Police.
Police department spokesman Joel DeSpain said a school resource officer was notified Tuesday morning that a student may have a gun in the building.
DeSpain said the gun was found in Tyrese T. Williams' backpack. The 18-year-old was arrested for possessing a firearm in a school zone.
According to Tim Lemonds, the school district spokesperson, in an interview with NBC15 News: "The way the principal and her team and especially our educational resource officer – the way they were able to respond quickly and isolate this student and make that area safe for other students, to address the issue, was exactly the way we train."
A letter was sent to parents by Madison West High School principal Karen Boran.