Brooks student arrested, suspended after bringing weapon to school

WICHITA — A 13-year-old student at Brooks Middle School was arrested Tuesday morning after authorities learned he brought a weapon to school Monday and threatened two other students with it, police said.

School staff at Brooks heard students talking about the incident a day after it happened and notified police, authorities said. An investigation revealed that the student had brought a BB gun to school on Monday, said Susan Arensman, a spokeswoman for the district.

The gun was not at the school Tuesday, she said. The student was booked into the juvenile detention facility.

Police say the student also threatened to harm other students if they revealed he had brought the weapon to school.

He has been suspended from classes pending a disciplinary hearing, Arensman said.