Off-duty Phoenix officer leaves gun at Hamilton High School

CHANDLER, AZ - The Chandler Unified School District says an off-duty Phoenix officer left a gun at Hamilton High School on Friday.

The gun was reportedly found by a student in a restroom at the Hamilton library.

The school district says the Phoenix officer was on campus at the time and left the gun in the restroom in a holster. That officer is being questioned and has not been arrested at this time, according to the district.

We've reached out to Chandler police for more information and are awaiting a response. 

A statement was sent Friday afternoon to parents by the school’s principal:

Dear parents and guardians,

I am writing to you to let you know that a student found a loaded handgun in a holster on a handicap rail in the stall of a restroom in the Hamilton Public Library this afternoon (the library on the Hamilton campus).  The student reported the gun to city library staff immediately, it was retrieved and secured by the Chandler Police School Resource Officer and students are safe.

The adult community member who was visiting the Chandler Public Library and left his gun in the bathroom stall, returned for his gun and has been identified by the Chandler Police Department.  Police investigated and determined that no crime had been committed.

Sincerely,

Chris Farabee
Acting Principal, Hamilton High

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