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Student in custody for bringing firearm to Rigby Middle School

RIGBY, Idaho (KIFI) - UPDATE 12:35 p.m. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has released more details into Thursday's incident.

Officials say at about 9:08 a.m., staff reported to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Resource Officer there was a female student in a restroom with a firearm.

The deputy responded to the restroom and disarmed and apprehended the 13-year-old female student without incident.

There was no shots fired or injuries to any other students during the incident.

The 13-year-old was transported to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, and an investigation continues.

The incident details were forwarded to the Jefferson County Prosecutor for charges.

The Rigby Middle School accounted for and released all students to their parents if desired.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Central QRU, School District 251 and Rigby P.D.

No other information is being released at this time.


The sheriff's office says no shots were fired and there were no injuries.

The student was arrested by the resource officer.

According to school officials, classes will continue at the middle school for today, even though many parents were seen picking up their students.

The sheriff's office said the call came in at about 9:12 a.m. Thursday.

Thursday's incident comes just over four months after a 6th-grade girl brought a gun to school shooting two students and a custodian.

The girl was stopped by teacher Krista Gneiting by disarming and comforting the student.

Gneiting will be honored, along with Jim Wilson, next Friday, October 1 at the Rigby High's homecoming game as the 2021 Hometown Hero's.

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