Gun found in Fraser High School freshman student's backpack

A handgun was found in a Fraser High School student's backpack Tuesday.

After receiving a tip that the student may have a weapon, school administrators coordinated with police and the student was removed from class. The gun was found while searching their backpack.

A freshman teen boy showed off the gun in first hour. 

School officials said the student did not make threats against students, staff, or the community. The student faces disciplinary and legal action, and is not allowed on school property.

Parents said the school communicated with them about the incident right after it happened. But many in the community are plagued by the what-ifs that could have happened. 

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"It's terrifying," said one parent. "We are a tiny little town with big city problems."

Fraser High School

Fraser High School