A 14-year-old Fishers student was arrested after police said he brought a gun to school with the intent to “show off.”
Monday, officers with the Fishers Police Department were contacted by a man, who stated his son told him another student brought a weapon to Fishers Junior High School. The man reported his son said the suspect showed him the gun before getting on a school bus.
Police were able to locate the 14-year-old suspect and his mother. While speaking with the juvenile, police learned of a second witness to the incident. Authorities said the students and their parents fully cooperated with the investigation.
The investigation revealed the suspect took the gun to school to “show off,” said police. Authorities do not believe the 14-year-old student intended to harm students or staff members.
The juvenile was transported to the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Center on charges of possession of a firearm on school property, a Class D felony, and dangerous possession of a firearm, a Class A misdemeanor.
The school released the following message to parents following the incident:
Fishers Police Department reported that a Fishers Junior High School student had a handgun in his back pack at school yesterday. The student allegedly had shown the gun to several students at the end of the day. The students told parents who shared the information with police. FPD reported that the student took the handgun to school to “show off,” with no intention to harm students or staff members. The student has been suspended while administrators continue to investigate the matter.
We are fortunate that our students and parents did the right thing by reporting the information to FPD so they could secure the situation. We appreciate the efforts of all students, parents, staff and local authorities working together to keep our schools safe.