Craig Middle school deals with gun and knife incidents | CraigDailyPress.com

Craig Middle school deals with gun and knife incidents

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

A Craig Middle School student was taken into custody Friday by law enforcement officials after carrying knives on school property. Police also recently responded to a threat of gun violence by a student.

A Craig Middle School student was taken into custody Friday for carrying "several knives" on campus property, according to law officials.

Craig Police Department responded to the incident and arrested a male student, Commander Jerry DeLong confirmed Friday evening.

"A middle school student showed up at school today with several knives and was taken into custody," DeLong said, noting that he didn't know exactly how many knives the student had in his possession.

Parents were notified that police responded to a Craig Middle School incident via voice message and through the school's mobile app.

"Today, CMS experienced a situation that required the assistance of law enforcement," the mobile app message said.

It's not the only incident that the school has experienced in recent weeks.

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Several weeks ago, the police helped the school with a student who was threatening gun violence, DeLong said.

"We took the report in the last couple of weeks and filed the case with the (district attorney's) office," he said, confirming that the student was "threatening gun violence."

The DA's office was closed when the Craig Daily Press received information about the gun threat.

DeLong said that the police department takes such threats very seriously.

Moffat County School District Superintendent Brent Curtice said that he can't talk specifically about the incidents, as it involves underage students.

"I'm pleased that our administrative staff and law enforcement worked to ensure safety for our school system. We take any threats serious, and we don't push them aside," Curtice told the Daily Press.

The newspaper will continue to investigate the story and will update the community as more information becomes available.