BEATRICE – A male student at Freeman High School has been suspended for bringing a shotgun to school grounds, and law enforcement is investigating.
Freeman Public School Administrators contacted Southeast Communications at about 9:10 a.m., Thursday, requesting a deputy at the parking lot of the school. A student had brought a shotgun to school, leaving it in his vehicle, which was parked in the school lot.
Upon arrival, the sheriff’s officer secured the 12-guage pump shotgun along with several shotgun shells, that were in the vehicle.
Authorities detained the student, whose name has not been released. The male student has been suspended from school. A court date is pending in the case.
The student told authorities he had been hunting and forgot that the shotgun was in the passenger seat of his vehicle. Investigators say there is no evidence or belief that the student brought the firearm to school, with any intent of using it against other students, staff or faculty.