A 15-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday, May 26, after police said he brought a gun to school.

Police were called to Williston Middle School at approximately 1:17 p.m. for a report of a gun found in a student’s backpack, according to a news release from the Williston Police Department.

“Law enforcement arrived on scene and confirmed that a firearm was located within a backpack,” the news release reads.

Both the middle school and the adjoining building, Bakken Elementary School, were locked down as a precaution. Police are still investigating the incident.

“Due to the incident involving a juvenile, very limited information can be released,” Zachary Schwartz, Community Engagement Detective and PIO for the Williston police, said.

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