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Student with gun arrested at Wisconsin school

  • Associated Press
  • May 23, 2014 - 4:35 PM

BELOIT, Wis. — Beloit police say a 15-year-old boy was arrested after bringing a handgun to school, but the district says the school was not the intended target.

A Beloit police school resource officer took the student into custody at Beloit Memorial High School around 12:45 p.m. Friday. Police say the teen was carrying a semi-automatic handgun.

Police and school officials were following up on a threats complaint. Beloit school district spokeswoman Melissa Badger says the threats were not school-related and were aimed at someone outside the district.

Police say the boy was taken into custody without incident. An investigation found the handgun was reported stolen earlier in the day from a residence in Beloit.

The boy is in detention pending court proceedings early next week.

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