GREEN BAY AREA REGIONAL NEWS: Brown County

UPDATE: Weapon recovered from Green Bay East High School, two being referred to D.A. for charges

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MONDAY 12/20/2021 3:22 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV)- New details regarding a weapon discovered at a local High School have been released by the Green Bay Police Department.

According to the release, the GBPD has recovered a handgun from a Green Bay East High School student’s locker.

Authorities were first notified of a potential weapon on the school campus early Monday. The information describes the weapon being inside a student’s jacket, that was being stored within a school locker.

Following multiple interviews of several students, two students are being referred to the D.A. for charges relating to bringing the handgun on campus. GBPD says there was no indication that the students had planned on using the gun.

No other information has been released at this time. Local Five will continue to update this story as new details are made public.

UPDATE: Student with a gun in a locker caused lockdown at Green Bay East High School

MONDAY 12/20/2021 1:06 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The ‘secure the building’ protocol that was initiated at Green Bay East High School was caused when a handgun was found in a locker.

School officials say that East High School administration noticed that a student did not enter a secure door. The student was let in by another student.

School administration and the School Resource Officer investigated the incident and found that the student had a handgun in a locker. The school was then briefly placed in secure the building for an inside situation.

The Green Bay Area Public School District is looking at additional measures.

No further information was provided, Local 5 will continue to update this story.

ORIGINAL: ‘Secure the building’ protocol lifted at Green Bay East High School following ‘inside situation’

MONDAY 12/20/2021 10:55 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – An inside situation at Green Bay East High School prompted officials to use ‘secure the building’ protocols, but it has since been lifted.

According to the Green Bay East High School, the protocol has been lifted. The school district is working with the Green Bay Police Department to resolve the situation.

The school was initially placed under its ‘secure the building’ protocol.

During the week of Dec. 13, there were multiple incidents at Preble High School, and schools were on high alert on Dec. 17 following the discovery of a TikTok trend referencing violence at schools.

No further information was provided, Local 5 will continue to update this story.

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