Student had gun at Weir High School

WEIRTON – A 15-year-old female student carried a hand gun to Weir High School on Wednesday, according to Hancock County School District officials.

Contrary to previous media reports, the gun was not loaded, according to Superintendent Suzan Smith.

“The prevention resource officer was informed of the situation and reacted quickly,” Smith said. “Administrators investigated immediately and followed proper procedure and protocol.”

The officer confiscated the weapon before police arrived. According to Smith, the student had no intent to harm anyone.

“The situation was that she didn’t realize at the time she left home that she had it with her.” Smith said. “She did not intend to bring it to school.”

As a juvenile, the student’s name cannot be released.