One in custody after 'subject with a gun' reported at Rufus King Middle School

MILWAUKEE -- Officers responded to Rufus King Middle School Wednesday afternoon for a report of a subject with a gun, the Milwaukee Police Department says.

Police arrived at the school just after 1:00 p.m., where they found the student and began questioning them. 

Police later said two BB guns were found and one student is in custody. No shots were fired. 

Milwaukee Public Schools says there is no threat to students. Access to the building was temporarily limited as a precautionary measure.

MPS released the following statement after the incident Wednesday:

This afternoon at Rufus King Middle Years, students reported to a staff member that another student had a weapon and was displaying it. Staff immediately found the student, isolated him and called the Milwaukee Police Department.

When a student’s locker was searched, two BB guns were found. At no time did the student threaten other students. At no time was there a discharge from the BB guns. As a precaution, the school was placed on a code red, which limited student movement inside and outside the building.

MPS takes this incident very seriously and the student will face disciplinary action as well as criminal charges.

Check back often for updates on this developing story.


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