Two teens arrested for bringing loaded gun to Whitefish Bay High School

Teens posted video with gun on Snapchat
Posted at 12:41 PM, Jun 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-06 19:45:58-04

WHITEFISH BAY -- Two Whitefish Bay High School students were arrested after they were accused of bringing a gun to school.

Police say the 15-year-old boys filmed themselves dancing in a school bathroom, with the loaded handgun.

Cell phone video sent to TODAY'S TMJ4 was confirmed to be authentic by a Whitefish Bay Police lieutenant.

Investigators later found the gun in one of the teen's bedrooms. Police then found the gun was stolen out of Milwaukee back in 2015.

The boys told investigators they wanted to sell the gun to another student and they didn't plan to harm anyone.

"They never said anything about hurting anybody at the school, the gun was not brought to school to hurt people," said Chief Michael Young, Whitefish Bay Police.

Parents have been told there is no further threat and final exams will go on as scheduled.

Whitefish Bay High School's principal sent the following memo to parents on Tuesday regarding the incident:
June 6, 2017
Dear Students and Parent(s)/Guardian(s),
Yesterday after school (June 5, 2017) some of our high school students may have viewed a social media video of students engaged in inappropriate behavior (i.e., violating school weapons policies/threatening behavior) while on our campus.  Be assured administration is working with the Whitefish Bay Police Department to resolve this matter.  The individuals have been arrested and the weapon has been recovered.  Based on the police investigation we believe this is an isolated incident.  We are confident in our level of safety for our students, staff and school community.  Due to this ongoing investigation involving minors, we cannot disclose any other information.  Also, our exam week will go on as scheduled, as student and staff safety is not compromised.
Safety is a priority in the School District of Whitefish Bay.  As a school community we collectively share the responsibility to ensure all students, staff and school community members are safe.  As a general reminder, anyone who has information about individuals or events that might threaten or compromise safety or well-being of our school community should contact school administration or the Whitefish Bay Police immediately.  
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Amy Levek
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