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Kansas teen arrested for bringing gun to school

Police in the Kansas City, Kansas, suburb of Shawnee say a high school student found with a...
Police in the Kansas City, Kansas, suburb of Shawnee say a high school student found with a handgun in his backpack at school has been arrested.(Pexels / Karolina Grabowska)
Published: Feb. 26, 2021 at 12:21 PM CST
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SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) - Police in the Kansas City, Kansas, suburb of Shawnee say a high school student found with a handgun in his backpack at school has been arrested. The Shawnee Police Department said in a news release that the gun and other contraband were found by Shawnee Mission Northwest High School staff Thursday morning in a search of the student’s backpack. Principal Lisa Gruman said in a note to parents that the search was conducted and a gun found during an investigation involving an unrelated matter. Police confiscated the gun and arrested the student, who is under 18 and whose name was not released.

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