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Police: Lawrence Central student arrested after gun found in backpack

Student brings handgun to school in backpack

LAWRENCE, Ind. (WISH) — A 16-year-old student was arrested after a gun was found in his backpack at Lawrence Central High School.

School officials said no threat was presented to students or faculty.

Lawrence police said the student was arrested and taken to the Marion County Juvenile Center.

According to the school, the student was searched due to arriving late and “erratic behavior suggestive of being under the influence.”

The gun was found in the student’s backpack prior to the student entering the main building.

School officials are working with the the Lawrence Police Department to “determine the source and intent of the weapon,” according to a release sent to News 8.