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Weapon discovered in Hazelwood West student’s backpack

HAZELWOOD, Mo. — A weapon was found in a student’s backpack this morning at Hazelwood West High School, according to a representative from the school district. A phone call was placed to parents this morning about the incident. The district is not treating the situation as a threat.

Administrators were notified about the weapon from a member of the community. The person told them that there was a student on school property with a weapon.

This matter is being handed over to the police for investigation. FOX 2 has a reporter working on gathering more details on this story. They will be posted here when further information comes into our newsroom.

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