Child brought gun to Queen Creek school; principal placed on leave, officials say

Police are investigating after a student was found with a gun at a Queen Creek school on the morning of Aug. 25, resulting in the principal being placed on leave.

Officials with Legacy Traditional School say they contacted the Queen Creek Police Department regarding the incident just after 8:30 a.m. When officers arrived at the school, Legacy Traditional staff had already moved the child away from other students.

Police confiscated the weapon and placed extra officers at the school. The case will be submitted to the county attorney's office.

Legacy Traditional Schools officials released a statement about the incident, saying the principal was placed on administrative.

"The wellbeing of Legacy students, teachers and staff members is our highest priority, and that includes supporting a safe, inclusive and welcoming learning environment. We are investigating the circumstances around Thursday’s discovery of an armed student on campus, and this inquiry includes making certain the administration at all times followed Legacy security protocols. Principal Alvarado has been placed on administrative leave pending completion of this review. We look forward to continued conversations with our students, parents, teachers and staff members to ensure our school lives up to Legacy’s high standards."