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Student found with weapon at Discovery Canyon Campus

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Posted at 10:43 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 10:14:44-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — A representative from Academy District 20 School District said a student was found with a weapon at Discovery Canyon Campus.

As of late Friday night, school officials said they do not know why the student brought the weapon and are not releasing his name.

Officials said students and staff followed the "if you hear/see something say something" rule and were able to avoid any potential crisis and kept the school safe.

Around 6 p.m. Friday a message was sent to parents saying the student was taken into custody and there was no danger the school community.

This afternoon Discovery Canyon Campus Middle School students heard rumors a fellow student brought a weapon to campus. They immediately told their teacher, who in turn alerted fellow staff and the school security team. Due to their quick action, the student was apprehended by security and the Colorado Springs Police Department School Resource Office and a weapon found. There is no danger to our school community, and we are incredibly proud of our students and staff for their swift action to keep our campus safe. As we navigate these challenging times please be well and be safe.
Message sent to Discovery Canyon Campus parents