Gun, ammunition found in student’s bag in Vallejo middle school

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A gun and ammunition were found in a student’s bag Wednesday at Hogan Middle School in Vallejo. 

The school said there was no threat to the campus. 

According to a letter sent out to the students’ families, school officials learned of a group chat where a child mentioned bringing a firearm to school. 

Staff searched the student and found a gun and ammunition. 

The school said there was no altercation between students. 

“Please rest assured that the safety and well-being of our students remain our utmost priority,” Principal Rosalind Hines said in the letter. “We are unwavering in our commitment to providing a secure and nurturing learning environment.”

The school contacted the Vallejo Police Department, which is investigating the incident. The letter did not say if the student was arrested. 

Hogan Middle School provided the following statement about the incident:

Earlier today, Hogan Middle School’s administration received a report about a student group chat indicating that one of the students possessed a firearm. Swiftly, the administration conducted a search of the student’s belongings, leading to the discovery of a firearm and ammunition. The student was promptly separated from their possessions, and the Vallejo Police Department was contacted. 

Our foremost dedication remains ensuring the safety and welfare of our staff, students, and visitors. We will continue to work closely with law enforcement as they pursue their investigation.


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