Law enforcement authorities are investigating a teen who allegedly brought a gun to school in Salina.
The school administration confronted the student who then fled the school on foot. The Salina Police Department School Resource Officer pursued the subject on foot, and the student Samuel Cheney, 16, Salina, was apprehended a few blocks away by a Saline County Sheriff’s Deputy.
Upon searching the immediate area where Cheney was apprehended, a 9mm pistol was recovered. The gun was reported stolen by a family member after being contacted by the Salina Police Department.
There is no indication at this point that Cheney had threatened anyone with the firearm.
Cheney was transported to the North Central Kansas Regional Detention Center Facility in Junction City on requested charges of Criminal Use of a Weapon, Criminal Carrying of a Weapon, Interference with Law Enforcement, Battery, Theft of a Firearm and Probation Violation
NOTE: Kansas state law allows law enforcement to release the names of juveniles age 14 and older involved in criminal cases