GILBERT, Ariz. — Gilbert High School's Homecoming dance was interrupted Saturday night when police received reports of a gun on campus.
Police say no firearms were found on campus.
No injuries were reported as a result of this incident.
GPD is on-scene at Gilbert High after reports that a subject with a gun was seen on campus. At the time of the report, students were on campus for a dance.— Gilbert Police Dept. (@GilbertPolice) September 18, 2022
Officers immediately responded to the school. NO firearms were located on campus and there are NO injuries.
Students have since been released to go home or to be picked up by parents.
This is an ongoing investigation.
Gilbert High School sent ABC15 a copy of the statement sent to parents.
"It is important for us to always keep our community informed. This evening during our GHS Homecoming Dance, Gilbert Police Department received notification of a possible firearm on campus. Officers immediately responded to the school to investigate and NO firearms were located on campus and no injuries were reported. Students were released early at 9:05pm to return home or be picked up by parents.
The safety of our students in Gilbert Public Schools is a top priority and in a situation such as this our Gilbert High Administration, and staff work directly with the police department to ensure the safety of our students.
The investigation is ongoing and we will update our community as we are able to. We realize this was a difficult situation for our students and our GHS Counseling team will be available to our students if needed. Thank you for your continued support of your student and our school."