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ELK GROVE, Calif. – October 7, 2021–Today at Elk Grove High School, school officials immediately responded to a report of a student possibly in possession of a weapon on campus. Swift and appropriate action was taken by school officials to contact law enforcement who quickly located and identified the student in question. Law enforcement found and confiscated a handgun and ammunition. The weapon was never brandished. Appropriate action was taken by school officials and police officers.

Weapons, of any kind, are strictly prohibited on our campus and any student found in possession of a weapon, may face consequences up to expulsion and arrest.

Students, families and the community are reminded that “IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING.” We are grateful to those who reported this incident to school officials and that no one was harmed and all students are safe.

About the Elk Grove Unified School District

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 60 career-themed academies and pathways within 13 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day.

For more information about the Elk Grove Unified School District, please visit www.egusd.net and follow us @ElkGroveUnified on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Eventbrite.

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