OKEMOS, Mich. (WILX) -- Several parents are outraged after learning by letter that a student brought a gun to Chippewa Middle School in Okemos Monday.
According to the letter sent to parents Monday night, "school officials learned around 4:30 p.m. that a student was in possession of a weapon."
The school says the principal immediately called the Meridian Township Police Department who assisted in the investigation and made contact with the student and their family.
Meridian Township police determined the weapon was a handgun and the department is now in possession of the weapon.
The letter says "the student reported bringing the weapon to school to show their peers. This student will not be returning to Chippewa Middle School."
School officials say they will follow the Okemos Board of Education's Weapon-Free School Zone Policy to determine legal and the district's court of action.
Teachers read the letter to students during their first hour on Tuesday morning.
“We feel it is important to utilize this situation as a reminder to all on reporting safety concerns immediately as school safety is our collective responsibility,” the letter reads.
Meridian Twp. Police say the student was showing the handgun to other students inside school. However, the incident wasn't reported to the school until around 5 p.m., then the police contacted the student at home.
They did discover he was in possession of a handgun. There were no indications of any kind of threat made against the school or anyone in it.
The student was taken into custody and was lodged at the Ingham Co. Youth Center.
The investigation is ongoing.