CPD responds to a report of a rifle in a vehicle at Columbus East

Columbus Police responded to Columbus East High School Thursday morning. Lt. Matt Harris explains that the call came after two students noticed a rifle sitting in a pickup truck. He says that the truck and the rifle belongs to a teacher at East.

Harris says that authorities believe that there was never any threat to students or staff and that the staff member simply forgot the weapon was in his vehicle. Since there was no arrest, Harris says they cannot release the teacher’s name.