VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Update: The Vigo County School Corporation and the Terre Haute Police Department have released statements regarding the arrest of two students that reportedly brought a firearm onto the Davis Park Elementary campus.
According to a post from the Terre Haute Police Department, the gun was “received from one juvenile student to another juvenile student at Davis Park Elementary.” As the investigation is underway, the THPD believes the students’ exchange of the gun took place during school hours on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week and that the gun originally came from a residence off campus. The firearm has since been recovered.
Both juveniles have been arrested for possession of a firearm on school property. THPD also announced that due to both students involved being under the age of 12, their identities will not be released.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Terre Haute Police Department at 812-238-1661.
A student at Davis Park Elementary reportedly brought a handgun onto the campus.
Little information surrounding the incident is known, but Thursday, the Vigo County School Corporation released the following statement:
The Vigo County School Corporation has been working in collaboration with the Terre Haute Police Department on an investigation involving one of our schools.Katie Shane, Interim Director of Communications for VCSC
Authorities were notified late Wednesday evening that a handgun was found off school campus, in the possession of a VCSC student. Through an investigation with THPD it was determined the student brought the gun onto the Davis Park campus. VCSC administrators continue to work with THPD to further investigate this matter.
We would like to thank the Terre Haute Police Department for their expertise and leadership throughout the investigation.
We have no additional comment.
This is a developing story, follow MyWabashValley.com for updates as they become available.