Police interview students about gun found at Campus Middle School

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — A tip about a student at Campus Middle School who might have drug paraphernalia in his possession led officials to find a gun instead on Tuesday. That’s according to a Cherry Creek School District spokeswoman.

Tustin Amole says no drug items were found but a search turned up an unloaded handgun in a zip-up binder.

Officials do not believe there was any threat to students at the school.

Amole says Greenwood Village Police officers were called and they were interviewing five students Tuesday night.

The school notified parents by telephone about what happened.

The district says actions against any students will depend on the outcome of the police investigation.

Here is text of the announcement from the school:

“This is Jane Miller, principal of Campus Middle School with an important message. At approximately 1:10 p.m. today, Tuesday April 23, 2013, during a student search, an unloaded, small caliber handgun was found in a student’s zipped notebook. District security and the Greenwood Police were called. No bullets or ammunition were found at that time or during a subsequent search. Both the school district and law enforcement will follow state statutes and district policies regarding next steps. At no time were any students threatened or in danger. Please discuss this with your child and if you or your child has any additional information, please call Greenwood Police at 303-773-2525.”

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