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Chandler police: 13-year-old had gun in backpack at school


September 28, 2017

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Chandler police say a 13-year-old student was arrested at his junior high school after authorities learned he had a revolver and a box of ammunition in his backpack.

Police say the seventh-grader at San Tan Junior High School didn't threaten anyone at the school or brandish the gun before he was taken into custody Tuesday.

The teen was booked into a juvenile detention facility on suspicion of misconduct involving weapons, carrying a concealed weapon and disruption of an educational facility.

Police say the boy got the gun from his home.

Prior to his arrest, boy was...

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