A juvenile has been arrested following the discovery of a firearm inside a backpack at Washington High School. It happened on Thursday afternoon, Sep. 22,after a fight between two students.
While investigating the circumstances surrounding the altercation, school personnel retrieved a backpack in a locker belonging to one of the students involved.
The bag was turned over to the officer, who located a loaded gun inside.
Because the suspect had a prior weapons offense, the juvenile was taken to the St. Joseph County Jail instead of the Juvenile Justice Center.