The Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a report that someone was seen carrying a weapon in the Algoma High School parking lot on Wednesday morning.
According to a statement from the Algoma School District, a staff member reported seeing a black vehicle driving through the parking lot with what appeared to be a weapon. Authorities responded to the scene and searched the area, but they were unable to find any weapons.
The school district said that a student later came forward and told authorities that another student had brought a paintball gun to school. The paintball gun was confiscated and the student was disciplined.
The school district said that it is taking the incident seriously and is working with authorities to investigate. The district is also providing counseling services to students who may have been affected by the incident.
“We are committed to the safety of our students and staff,” the school district said in a statement. “We will continue to work with law enforcement to ensure that our schools are safe.”
The incident comes at a time when there have been a number of school shootings in the United States. In February, a gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The shooting sparked a nationwide debate about gun control and school safety.
The Algoma High School incident is a reminder of the need for vigilance in schools. School officials and law enforcement must work together to keep students safe.