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Student Brings Gun to Newport High School

A Newport student is suspended and may be expelled after bringing a gun on campus.

As school was being dismissed Monday afternoon, Newport High School administrators received a tip that the student brought a gun with him. Police were contacted and the weapon was found among the student's gym bag.

The gun was not loaded but bullets were found in the bag.

The student was suspended and an expulsion hearing is expected to take place on the matter.

"Newport school staff and Newport Police acted quickly and professionally to ensure that no students or others were injured or in danger," Newport Independent Schools Superintendent Kelly Middleton said in a statement. "Nothing is more important than the safety of our students, staff, and visitors."

-Staff report