EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The Evansville Police Department announced on Twitter Wednesday that a 14-year-old high school student was arrested on weapons charges on Monday.
A Harrison High School employee contacted police about the incident, EPD said.
Police said there were no claims of threats – only that the student had a gun.
An EPD officer removed the student from class and investigated the complaint.
The officer found a small-caliber handgun in the student’s pocket, police said.
The student was arrested without incident on charges of possession of a firearm at a school and possession of a firearm by a child.
The student was placed in a secure youth holding facility.