West Monroe HS Principal: There was never a gun on campus

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WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE) - On Friday, the West Monroe High School Principal set out to assure parents, faculty, and staff that the student body and school are safe. Principal Shelby Ainsworth said there was never a gun on the school's campus. He said there was a "situation," but it was handled on Thursday.

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His comments follow online rumors of a possible threat to the school at the hands of a student. The rumors circulated on social media, but Ainsworth did not say whether those rumors are the situation to which he refers.

We reached out to West Monroe Police this morning. While they did confirm a situation took place at the school, they could not give us any specific details other than saying the situation was handled by a school resource officer.

"Everyone is safe and it was something we were all concerned about and the administration worked with the sheriff's office and it has been resolved," he said.

Ainsworth did not go on record saying what the situation was. School is scheduled to go on as normal for Friday.

KNOE will bring you updates on this story as more becomes available.