A gun was found on Whitehall's high school grounds
during homecoming celebrations last night.
An unloaded handgun was found in a bag in the possession
of one of the high school students.
Two students told school faculty about the gun during
the high school's homecoming celebrations.
at about seven last night.
School administrators told the local police department
about the handgun and watched the student until officers
The student was interviewed by police and the officers
determined there was no danger to anyone at the school.
None of the students that we have had contact with
in terms of having any knowledge of this were aware
of any ammunition being on the grounds at any time,
so we don't believe in retrospect that there was any
However, anytime there is a firearm on school grounds,
you never know what can happen.
Most of the school's homecoming events continued.
Officers remained at the school through the rest of
the night's events.
The investigation is still ongoing.
Disciplinary charges against the student are pending.