• Student in custody after gun found at Monroe High School


    MONROE, N.C. - A student is in custody after a gun was found at Monroe High School Tuesday morning, school officials said. 

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    In a statement sent to parents, officials said there were no threats or injuries related to the incident and all students and staff are safe.


    In an effort to keep the lines of communication open, I want to make you aware of a situation that happened at school this morning. A Monroe High student brought a gun to school today. There were no threats or injuries related to this situation. All students and staff are safe and the student involved has been taken into custody.

    As soon as staff learned that the weapon was on campus, they immediately involved law enforcement and took action. I want to thank the Monroe Police Department for their immediate response to keep our campus safe.

    Parents, we take all safety matters very seriously. We need your help to keep our schools safe. Please talk to your students about bringing weapons to school and the consequences related to violating the UCPS Code of Conduct and the law. Also, please remind your student that if they see something, say something. We must work together to keep Monroe High School safe.

    Thank you for your cooperation and partnership with Monroe High School. We will continue on a normal schedule today and will have a normal dismissal.

    Principal Christopher Kelly said the school takes safety very seriously.

    He urged parents to speak to their student about bringing weapons to school and the consequences that could follow. 

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