Salina student arrested for bringing gun to school

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SALINA, Kan. (KWCH) -- A 16-year-old student at Salina Central High School was arrested Thursday for bringing a gun to school.

Police say administrators received a tip that a student had a gun. They confronted the student who then ran away from the school.

The Salina Police Department School Resource Officer pursued the teen, and he was apprehended a few blocks away.

Police recovered a 9mm pistol that had been reported stolen by a family member.

Investigators say there is no indication that the teen had threatened anyone with the gun.

Police booked the teen into the North Central Kansas Regional Detention Center Facility in Junction City, Kansas. He is charged with Criminal Use of a Weapon, Criminal Carrying of a Weapon, Interference with Law Enforcement, Battery, Theft of a Firearm and Probation Violation.