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Frankfort student arrested after handgun falls out of waistband

Frankfort High School (Provided Photo/Frankfort High School)

FRANKFORT, Ind. (WISH) — A 17-year-old Frankfort High School student was arrested Thursday morning after an unloaded handgun fell out of his waistband, according to a statement from the Community Schools of Frankfort.

The high school and middle school were placed on lockdown after the incident.

At about 8 a.m., there was an altercation involving students in a high school bathroom when the unloaded handgun fell out of the student’s waistband.

“The students immediately alerted the school resource officer,” the statement said.

The student was immediately arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm on school property. The statement said no ammunition was found on school property.

According to the Frankfort Police Department, the teenager was taken to a juvenile detention facility.

His house was searched and police did not find any additional firearms.

All school operations resumed to normal by 9:40 a.m.

“I am thankful that the student witnesses reported the incident to school officials and our SRO,” stated Frankfort Police Chief Scott Shoemaker. “In a partnership with the Community Schools of Frankfort, we have had an officer in our high school for twenty-three years now.”

The Clinton County Prosecutor’s Office will review the case and determine formal charges, according to police.