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Loaded Gun Found in McCluer North Student's Backpack

October 19, 2018 - 8:17 am

FLORISSANT, Mo. (KMOX/AP) - Authorities have arrested a suburban St. Louis student after finding a loaded gun and a razor inside the student's backpack.

The student was taken into custody Thursday at McCluer North Senior High School in Florissant. Police said in a news release that another student alerted school staff that a student "might have something in a book bag that shouldn't be at school."

A Florissant police school resource officer searched the student's book bag and found the weapons. The student has been referred to juvenile court.

In a letter to parents, McCleur North Principal Andy Croley says no one was hurt, but they're enacting additional security measures, including increased security presence in the hallways, restroom checks, and making sure students have their IDs.