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Columbus teenager arrested and charged after bringing a loaded handgun into Whetstone High School

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Tuesday morning, a 17-year-old boy was detained after police claim he smuggled a loaded firearm into Whetstone High School.

According to the Columbus Division of Police, a staff member stopped a student who arrived late to school after entering the building. The boy allegedly “joked” about being late because another classmate was displaying a firearm.

The two pupils were then transported to the school’s security office, where a security officer discovered a firearm in one of the students’ backpacks. The gun was loaded with three live rounds, according to the police.

The seventeen-year-old was detained and charged with concealing a firearm in a school zone.

According to authorities, the detective assigned to the case interviewed the adolescent, who admitted to owning the pistol before to and upon entering high school.

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