Charges forwarded for student after report of firearm discharge at Redington Jr/Sr High School

Charges have been forwarded for a Redington Jr/Sr High School student after a firearm was discharged outside the school, officers say.
Published: Mar. 17, 2022 at 7:38 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Charges for a student at Redington Jr/Sr High School have been referred to the Division of Juvenile Justice after reports that the student allegedly discharged a firearm outside the school, officials say.

Alaska State Troopers responded to the school in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough just after 2:30 p.m. Thursday for a report of an “incident” shortly after students were released from class.

“Initial reports indicated that a student discharged a firearm on school property outside of the school building,” troopers wrote in an online dispatch report.

According to the report, school staff responded to the area and “secured the student and the firearm” until troopers got there. No students, staff or community members were harmed, troopers said.

Troopers are continuing to investigate the incident, they said.

A spokesperson for the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District said the school was not put into lockdown, and that regularly scheduled activities were able to proceed as normal. School will be in session on Friday as scheduled.

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