EPD: EVSC student arrested for having gun in school

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The Evansville Police Department announced on Twitter Wednesday that a 14-year-old high school student was arrested on weapons charges on Monday.

A Harrison High School employee contacted police about the incident, EPD said.

Police said there were no claims of threats – only that the student had a gun.

An EPD officer removed the student from class and investigated the complaint.

The officer found a small-caliber handgun in the student’s pocket, police said.

The student was arrested without incident on charges of possession of a firearm at a school and possession of a firearm by a child.

The student was placed in a secure youth holding facility.

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(This story was originally published on September 11, 2019)

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