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Teen arrested at Anchorage school with gun, marijuana

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Published: Jan. 7, 2019 at 3:50 PM AKST
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A student was arrested at Benny Benson secondary school Monday after a School Resource Officer found that the boy had a gun and marijuana.

Anchorage Police say the SRO was told about the marijuana by a staff member at about 9 a.m. While the officer questioned the student, it was found that he also had the handgun, which the officer immediately took from the student.

The teen was arrested and taken to McLaughlin Youth Center. Charges will be handled through the Department of Juvenile Justice.

When asked whether the gun was loaded or the teen had any specific intention for it, APD spokesperson Kendra Doshier said the investigation was ongoing.