School spokeswoman: Gun cases cause for concern

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by Your Alaska Link News Team

A spokeswoman for the Juneau School District says two recent cases of students bringing guns to school are cause for concern.

Kristin Bartlett says she considers the district to be safe. But she says this would be a good time to review safety procedures to ensure schools are running regular drills and to make sure students and families understand the expectations for acceptable behavior at school.

Reports say that Bartlett is compiling data to see if there has been an increase in the number of weapons brought to school.

On May 17, police responded to a local middle school, where they say a 13-year-old had brought a BB gun to detention. Last week, police arrested a 17-year-old boy accused of bringing a pistol to Thunder Mountain High School.