FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live)-- School may be out for the weekend for Fargo North, but there is still a lot of buzz regarding the discovery of a handgun on a student.
Parents and students said it was a scary situation.
"It makes me fearful for my son," Megan Nettum, a Fargo North mom, said. "It makes me fearful for the students that are here. It makes me fearful for the teachers."
On Friday, a teacher suspected a student was on drugs.
During a search of the student, there were no signs of any drugs. But, they said, they found something even more concerning-- a .380 caliber handgun.
"Any phone call like that will make a parent nervous," Sarah Beck, a Fargo North mom, said. "We send our kids out to school every day and you never know what is going to happen. Especially with school violence being so prevalent."
Although the incident happened in the morning and news had been circulating all day, students we spoke with Friday night said they were just hearing about it.
We're told school officials were sending out e-mails and making phone calls, but only after school had dismissed.
"It's a little scary," Tina Kern, a Fargo North mom, said. "It would have been nice to know right away this morning, instead of at 4:30 in the afternoon, that somebody had brought a gun to school."
One student agreed that parents and students should have been notified earlier.
"It is concerning that they didn't notify us," Daniel Jones said. "A lot of people would have wanted to have been notified."
Just last week at the school, a student made a shooting threat on a desk. Although the school district said the two incidents are unrelated, many students said they are still afraid.
"With what happened last week, it's kind of nerve racking, they could be connected," Whitney Beck, a Fargo North student, said. "These things have happened in the past two weeks and school has barely even started."
Even though students and parents said this incident was scary, they still feel safe in the school.
"I have trust in our school's resource officer," Philip Dowdell, a Fargo North student, said. "I very much doubt that anything bad would happen at North."
The district tells us, the student made no threats and that the gun wasn't loaded.
They said the student was taken into custody and has been suspended indefinitely.
The investigation is not over as authorities said they are checking into whether others were involved.