Fair Haven students bring stolen handgun onto campus

Published: Oct. 3, 2023 at 10:25 PM EDT
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FAIR HAVEN, Vt. (WCAX) - Fair Haven Police are investigating reports of two students at Fair Haven Union Middle/High School who brought a stolen firearm onto the grade school campus.

Slate Valley Superintendent Brooke Olsen-Farrell released a message to district families on Tuesday afternoon that said they became aware on Tuesday the stolen handgun was brought onto the campus on Friday, Sept. 29.

WCAX News spoke with police who said the investigation is ongoing but they cannot release many more details because the case involves juveniles. However, they did say that charges are forthcoming.

The district wants all parents to speak with their children about the serious repercussions of bringing a weapon onto school grounds and is encouraging students to report any suspicious activity.

Police five years ago intercepted a gun plot on the same Fair Haven campus. Jack Sawyer was arrested in February 2018 after police investigators uncovered an alleged plot by the teen to attack Fair Haven Union High School. The case made national headlines and prompted a flurry of gun restrictions in the Legislature supported by Gov. Phil Scott.