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Local high school student arrested after allegedly bringing gun to school

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CADDO PARISH, La. -

A 10th grade student was arrested Wednesday morning after an unloaded gun was seized at a Caddo Parish high school.

According to Shreveport Police, personnel assigned to Huntington High School were contacted by school security officials after receiving tips about a possible weapon on campus.

Police quickly located and detained a 15-year-old male student and recovered an unloaded .40 caliber handgun that was in the student's waistband. Authorities tell KTBS 3 News that the student provided no explanation for possessing the weapons.

School officials were not made aware of any threats that were communicated. The school was not placed on lock-down status and parents were notified of the incident.

The 15-year-old was charged with carrying a firearm or dangerous weapon by a student on school property and illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile.

According to school officials, the Huntington administrative staff followed Caddo Parish School Board policy resulting in the student being arrested and suspended pending an expulsion hearing.

The teen was booked into the Caddo Parish Juvenile Detention Center.

The Huntington administrative staff also sent a letter home notifying students and parents of the incident.

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