DUBOIS COUNTY, Ind. (WHAS11/NEWS RELEASE) -- One firearm was found at an Indiana school during a state police walk-through.
The Indiana State Police conducted the sweep at Southridge High School in Huntingburg on Wednesday. Officials with the school requested that Indiana State Police K-9’s come to the school to locate any illegal drugs that may be on the school grounds.
A state trooper and his K-9 were conducting open air sniffs around the vehicles in the parking lot of the high school when the K-9 gave the alert near a 1992 Chevrolet S-10 pick-up.
No illegal drugs were located but a loaded 9mm Taurus handgun was located in the center console. The student, Cole W. Meyer, 18, was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Dubois County Jail.
Whether you have a firearms permit or not, unless you are a law enforcement officer or you are a person who has been employed or authorized by a school, or another person who owns or operates property being used by a school for a school function, it is illegal to possess a firearm in or on school property or on a school bus. Click here for complete details about this law.