LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - According to a call to parents from Principal Nancy Rousseau at Central High school a former student came on campus Friday morning without permission and when he did he was confronted by LRSD security.
Little Rock Police Department report that there was a brief struggle with security and the suspect fled. Security officers later found a handgun in the area where the struggle took place.
LRPD say the former student is 17 years-old and has not been located.
School officials say the gun was turned over to Little Rock Police Department.
A statement from Central High states the former student did not come in contact with any students or faculty and no students or faculty were injured.
This letter was sent to parents from Central High School Principal Nancy Rousseau:
Our school is committed to the safety and education of all our students. For this reason, I want to make you aware of an incident that occurred today. While it did not involve our students, we want to keep you informed of issues when they arise. A former student who did not have approval to be on campus came onto the back patio where he was immediately approached by LRSD security and a school resource officer. Thanks to the alertness of our security team, he was immediately confronted. However, he ran from authorities and apparently dropped a small gun in the process. The weapon was retrieved and turned over to Little Rock Police for a full investigation.
All students were in class at the time this occurred and did not come into contact with the individual. The school day continued without incident. We are grateful to our security team for remaining vigilant in keeping our campus safe.