On January 4, 2022, around 7:30 a.m. the Dyersville Police Department was notified that a St. Francis Xavier student might be in possession of a firearm on school grounds. The student was located and immediately detained by officers at the school prior to the start of the school day. Police and school staff searched the student’s locker and located a handgun in the student’s backpack. No other weapons were located during the search. The handgun was not displayed or used in a threatening manner, nor were any threats made. The student was immediately removed from school grounds. This incident remains under investigation.