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LOWELL — A student allegedly brought a handgun to Lowell High School Wednesday, school officials say.

Tri-Creek School Corp. sent a notice to parents Thursday afternoon that the student was not in school Thursday.

“Out of an abundance of caution, local law enforcement has partnered with school administration and our safety team to investigate the allegation,” the school corporation's message stated. “Every measure will be taken to ensure the safety of staff and students, which will include not permitting the student to be on school property during the investigation and expelling the student for at least one calendar year if the allegation is substantiated.”

The message stated that because it is an ongoing investigation, no further details will be released at this time.

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Lowell police did not immediately return The Times' calls for information. 

“As more information becomes available, it will be provided to parents, staff members and news outlets,” the message stated.

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Night Crime/Breaking News Reporter

Anna Ortiz is the breaking news/crime reporter for The Times, covering crime, politics, courts, investigative news and more. She is a Region native and graduate of Ball State University with a major in journalism and minor in anthropology.