WAUKEE, IOWA – A kid was jailed after bringing a gun to an Iowa school in a Des Moines suburb.
The incident took place just after noon in Wake, Iowa. At 12:02 PM on November 23, 2021, a Waukee Police Department School Resource Officer working at Waukee Timberline School responded to a student potentially carrying a dangerous weapon on school grounds.
School staff advised the Officer that there was possibly a gun in a student’s backpack. The backpack was searched, and a handgun was found. There were no threats made against anyone by the student who advised he had it for self-protection regarding a non-school related matter. The weapon is in the custody of Waukee Police Department, and the student was transported to a juvenile detention facility.