September 8, 2022

Dear Van-Far families,

I want to let you know of a situation that took place earlier today involving a Van Far School District student. This morning an elementary student was found in possession of a firearm. The incident took place on the bus as students were being transported to school.  A student reported to the bus driver that another child had a firearm in his book bag. The driver pulled over and asked the student for his bag and secured it.. Upon arriving at the school, the student was turned over to the building principal and the school resource officer, where a firearm was found in the bag.  All students are safe and authorities do not believe the young person was a threat to others. 

Safety is always our first priority, and while it appears no harm was intended in this situation, we must take such incidents seriously. All of those involved in the situation followed our district’s safety protocols and we appreciate their professionalism.

If you have any concerns, please contact Principal Hummel.


John Fortney, Superintendent