A 16-year-old boy was arrested at Wichita South High School on Wednesday morning after he was found with fireworks and a “crudely prepared molotov cocktail” at school, USD 259 officials said.
In an e-mail sent to parents, principal Cara Ledy said “at no time were students in immediate danger.”
The building was not evacuated, Ledy said in the e-mail.
District spokeswoman Susan Arensman said the student will face legal and school disciplinary action.
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Wichita police spokesman Lt. James Espinoza said he wanted to emphasize that “no students were in harm’s way.”
Ledy said that whenever students see something unusual at school, they should report it to authorities.
“Our students know when they hear or see something that doesn’t belong at our school, we want them to speak up,” she said in the e-mail. “They play a key role with South continuing to be a safe place.”