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Gun Found at Housel Middle School During Lockdown

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© Housel Middle School goes on Lockdown after gun reported on campus. © Housel Middle School goes on Lockdown after gun reported on campus.

PROSSER, WA - Prosser School District said that Wednesday afternoon Housel middle school went into lockdown just after noon when a student reported they heard there was a gun on campus.

During the lockdown a9mm semi-automatic handgun was found in a locker of a 13-year-old student.

Prosser police removed gun from campus but the lockdown continued while police conducted an investigation, according to the school district's release.

Assistant Superintendent Deanna Flores said the lock down ended around 1:35 p.m.

Police say that the student told them the reason the weapon was brought to school was for protection against several high school students and did not intend to use it against any Housel Middle School students or faculty.

The investigation is ongoing.

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