LAUREL – The student who brought a gun to the Laurel Middle School campus on Tuesday afternoon later pointed the weapon at several others students off school grounds, according to the Laurel School Resource Officer on Thursday.

The student who had possession of the weapon is a student at Laurel Middle School, according to Officer Michael Clark.

Clark would not release details about the student’s age or name.

A letter sent to parents by Superintendent Linda Filpula on Wednesday indicated that the weapon had been on school property after school hours, around 4 p.m.

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Clark said the student later pointed the weapon at several students off school property.

It’s still unclear whether the weapon was loaded when it was pointed at the children, according to Clark, but he said a magazine was in the vicinity of the weapon.

No injuries were reported.

School was still in session Thursday and no suspects have been arrested.

“The safety of our students is of the utmost importance to us, as we know it is to you, too.,” said Filpula in the letter to parents. “We appreciate your concern for all of our students. We are unable to provide any additional information due to the ongoing investigations by school administration and law enforcement.”

The investigation is ongoing.

MTN’s Aja Goare

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