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Two teens bring loaded gun to Arlington junior high school, police say

Two teens were arrested at Nichols Junior High school after police say they brought a loaded gun to the junior high.
Two teens were arrested at Nichols Junior High school after police say they brought a loaded gun to the junior high. Provided

Arlington police said two teenagers brought a loaded gun to a junior high school on Wednesday.

According to Arlington police, the two teenagers brought a loaded Glock 26 handgun to Nichols Junior High and were arrested.

The loaded gun was found inside a student’s backpack and most likely was brought to school Monday and Tuesday as well, CBS DFW reported.

Another student saw the gun on Monday, police said, but told staff the boy who had it threatened her and told her not to say anything. She told her parents Tuesday night and they directed her to tell staff on Wednesday morning, CBS DFW reported.

No altercation or injury was reported at the school, Arlington School District communications director Leslie Birdow said.

“The campus administration was informed that a student brought a gun to school today. We worked with the Arlington Police Department and quickly removed the gun,” Birdow said. “We take all violations seriously, and we are taking appropriate disciplinary action against the students involved.”

Birdow said she cannot release specific disciplinary information for the students.

“This needs to serve as a reminder that we will not allow guns in our schools,” a tweet from the police department said. “We continue to work with our schools to educate kids and parents on this issue.”

This is a developing story. Check back for more information at star-telegram.com

Kaley Johnson: 817-390-7028, @KaleyJohnson6
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