Student arrested for bringing gun into Papillion-La Vista High School

A student was arrested Friday after photographing himself with a gun inside Papillion-La Vista High School, according to district officials.

The student, 17, took a video with the gun in a boys bathroom and posted it to Snapchat, according to a message from principal Jerry Kalina to parents.

“Another student immediately reported it to a principal, and the student in the video was quickly taken into police custody,” Kalina wrote. “There was no threat to students or staff. The student will now be facing consequences with both the school and law enforcement.”

District spokeswoman Annette Eyman said the student, a senior, was apparently showing off and did not make any specific threats.

He was arrested in a hallway, Eyman said. The handgun was in his backpack, she said.

Under state law, she said, possession of a gun at school results in an automatic expulsion.

Papillion Deputy Police Chief Chris Whitted said the boy was arrested without incident. There were no other students involved, he said.

The student faces various charges, including unlawful possession of a firearm at a school, a felony, police said.

The boy’s name was not being released because he is a minor.

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