Mexico High School Student Taken Into Custody After Incident At MHS Wednesday Morning

An investigation is underway after an incident at the Mexico High School this morning where a gun was found in the backpack of a student.

According to a social media post from the Mexico School District it happened around 10:07 this (Wednesday) morning where administration received a tip a student had a gun, however it might not be real.

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Administration then responded and conducted a search and found an airsoft pistol in an Mexico High School student’s backpack.

The airsoft pistol was immediately secured and Mexico Public Safety was contacted.

According to Major Brice Mesko with Mexico Public Safety a 15 year old boy was taken into custody and the case will be forwarded to the 12th Circuit Court Juvenile Division.

The Mexico School District reports no students or staff were in danger and incidents like this are taken seriously, as it directly violates their school safety policies.