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Two Lawrence High teens arrested after student sells parent’s gun at school

Two teenagers have been arrested for participating in a gun sale on the Lawrence High School campus. The gun was taken from a parent, school officials said.
Two teenagers have been arrested for participating in a gun sale on the Lawrence High School campus. The gun was taken from a parent, school officials said. Google Maps

A teenager sold a parent’s gun to another student at Lawrence High School this week, prompting the arrest of both the buyer and seller.

Lawrence High School Principal Matt Brungardt told parents Thursday that a parent reported the sale to the school district.

“We worked with the school resource officers to investigate this report,” he wrote. “In communicating about the investigation with a parent, we learned that a firearm was missing from their home.”

Lawrence Police Officer Derrick Smith said the incident was then reported to police.

“After investigating the matter, two male juveniles were arrested related to the exchange of a firearm on the school grounds,” Smith said in an email.

The firearm was recovered Friday away from campus.

Disciplinary action had been taken against both students, said district spokeswoman Julie Boyle.

“As you know, the safety of students and staff is our top priority at Lawrence High,” Brungardt said in his message to parents. “I commend this parent for bringing this issue to our attention.”

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