Unit 7 chief: No 'credible threat' in student's gun remark

TOLONO — Unit 7 schools Superintendent Andrew Larson said a letter was sent home to parents of Unity Junior High School students on Wednesday after in incident in which a student reportedly talked about bringing a gun to school.

Larson said no gun was found at the school and there was no "credible threat" to the students at the school.

"A child made comments about bringing a gun to school," Larson said. "We addressed the situation, and there was no threat or endangerment to the students at any time.

"Since it was said in the classroom environment, we sent a letter home because we wanted to make sure the information got to them (the parents) before they got it from anybody else."

Larson praised the school's staff and administration for its proactive work in reacting to the situation.

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