Student arrested after Burnsville High School staff find gun in their backpack

Officials are investigating after a student had a gun at Burnsville High School on Tuesday.

According to the Burnsville Police Department, a call came in from the high school around 10:40 a.m. saying that two students were suspected of having guns.

Staff told police that they found a gun in one of the students’ backpacks and believed the second student may have a gun as well.

Police said the gun was loaded with live ammunition.

The student who had the gun was arrested. The second student was briefly detained but was later released after no gun was found, police said.

The suspects didn’t threaten anyone and no shots were fired. The school did not go into a lockdown.

The principal of the high school, Jesús Sandoval, sent out a letter about the incident.

“I’m thankful for the students who brought this to our attention and for the quick responses from staff and our partners in the police department,” said Sandoval.

The school is working with the Burnsville Police Department to look into the incident.