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Parent: "It's Threatening When You Bring A Loaded Gun On Campus"

FAYETTEVILLE, AR. -- On Wednesday, Kara Long got a message from the Fayetteville Public School District that would concern any parent. The call explained how a student, in the same school as her daughter, was caught with a loaded gun.
That's my baby, she's fourteen years old. She's my only girl and the thought of not being able to pick her up after school was just a little too much for me. But, it all worked out and she's good and safe and home and hopefully safe at school today

FAYETTEVILLE, AR. -- Kara Long's daughter is an 8th grader at Woodland Junior High, Her teen was just steps away from where a school resource officer found the student and the weapon.

"That's my baby, she's fourteen years old. She's my only girl and the thought of not being able to pick her up after school was just a little too much for me. But, it all worked out and she's good and safe and home and hopefully safe at school today," said Long.

Although the gun did not go off, it's still a scary situation.

"This is a loaded gun, at school, that could have hurt anyone," Long said. "I know that there was not a threat associated, but it's threatening when you bring a loaded gun on campus."

A threat that Alan Wilbourn with Fayetteville Public Schools says they had under control.

"School safety is our number one priority. Everyone of our schools has a crisis plan. Whether it be an intruder, whether it be weather, Whatever the situation might be," said Wilbourn.

Wilbourn said the school district will deliver the proper punishment.

"Historically, bringing a weapon on campus is an automatic expulsion. We deal with them on a case by case basis. Historically, that's what takes place. Our policy is still the only person that should be armed on campus are licensed, trained police professionals," added Wilbourn.

For now, the school district and Long are just glad all students and staff are safe.
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