Two students buy, sell handgun on school property at Rise Up Academy

Published: Nov. 14, 2022 at 4:10 PM EST
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - A gun was apparently bought and sold inside a South Bend High School last week.

Police say it happened at the Rise Up Academy at 740 N. Eddy St.

Rise Up is an alternative high school for students who are behind in getting the credits they need to graduate.

It’s believed the incident happened on Monday, Nov. 7, although it wasn’t discovered by the school corporation until Wednesday.

On Thursday of last week, the South Bend Police Department took a report concerning the theft of a firearm and a magazine. The police department bulletin lists the victim of the theft, or “purse snatching” as a 52-year-old woman.

Officers were told that the student believed to have taken the gun was showing it to another student inside the school. Police say one student eventually admitted to selling the gun, while another admitted to buying it.

Authorities never personally saw the gun on school property, but because both students admitted to misbehavior, they’re being dealt with under the corporation’s policy on shared rights and responsibilities.

No one was injured and the investigation is ongoing.