Northrop student shoots gun at bus stop, removed from building

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Police are investigating after a Northrop High School student got off a school bus and began firing a gun. 

According to Fort Wayne police, officers were called out to the 3000 block of Winter St. around 5:00 p.m. Monday on reports of shots fired. 

In a letter sent to Northrop parents, Principal Jason Witizigreuter says a student got off at a bus stop and began shooting a weapon. No one was hurt and police quickly began investigating. 

According to the letter, it was determined that the student shooting the gun was from Northrop and was removed from the building Tuesday morning. 

The letter also stressed the importance of students telling an adult if they hear or see anything that makes them feel unsafe.

“Let someone in the building know right away, because we have hundreds of students in our buildings and they are really our best resources for keeping schools safe because they want safe building,and students typically do do a really good job with letting us know when they see something, when they hear something.” Krista Stockman, FWCS spokesperson said.

The district has given any of their information over to police at this time.

Here’s what police know so far, according to Press Informaition Officer Michael Joyner.

“Shortly there after there were shots fired, we know that because we recieved multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting that, officers arrived to the area and found in fact spent shell casings.”

FWPD say this is an active investigation and that no arrests have been made. They are also reviewing bus camera survelliance footage to get a description of the students on the bus.

“Right now it’s just still an active investigation.. and we’re waiting for additional resource to help us maybe find a person or persons responsible.” Joyner said.

They are asking for anyone with information to call them immediatley.

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