More arrests likely after student found with gun at Blackford High School


HARTFORD CITY, Ind. (WTHR) - Blackford County Sheriff Jeff Sones says another arrest is possible after a student was found with a gun at Blackford High School Tuesday afternoon.

About an hour before dismissal, a student alerted administrators that a classmate had a gun.

Police and sheriff deputies responded, taking the student into custody in about 6 minutes.

The minor is charged with possession of a firearm on school grounds.

The sheriff says he is extremely pleased about how quickly officer handled the situation, but the investigation is ongoing.

“Six minutes total containment from 911 call to the juvenile in custody was, I thought, pretty impressive,” said Sones. “I expect another arrest out of this from part of the investigation we are covering today”

The sheriff would not elaborate on who they're also looking at as a suspect.

School went on as normal Wednesday. Counselors and additional staff were on campus to help students as needed.