McKinley High 9th grader arrested with loaded gun on campus

McKinley High 9th grader arrested with loaded gun on campus
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POSTED: Friday, February 28, 2014 - 2:36pm

UPDATED: Friday, February 28, 2014 - 2:41pm

A 16-year-old ninth grader at McKinley High was arrested today for having a gun on the school’s campus.

The School Drug Task Force responded to a call from the school around 11:00 a.m. on Friday.

According to reports, the student was behaving suspiciously. When school officials searched his backpack, they found a loaded .380 caliber handgun.

He stated he brought it for protection. No threats were reported.

Police say the student will be charged with Illegal Possession of a Firearm on a School Campus and Illegal Possession of a stolen firearm. He will be booked into Juvenile Detention. 

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