Rumor prompts random backpack check at Hazelwood West

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI) -Students at Hazelwood West High School had to have their backpacks checked Friday morning after rumors surfaced that a student might bring a weapon to school.

Hazelwood West principal Dennis Newell sent out a letter Friday morning informing parents of the situation at the school.   According to the letter, school officials were made aware of a rumor  that a student was planning to bring a weapon to school.

The type of weapon was not specified in his letter to parents.

Police and administrators conducted a random backpack check Friday morning.

It is unknown if any weapons were found.