Gun found in Arlington High School student’s bag after he was suspended for fighting

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Police say a gun was found in an Arlington High School student’s backpack Wednesday morning.

The incident was reported around 10:30 a.m. Police say the 17-year-old student had been suspended earlier in the day after a fight at the school.

The dean of students was asked to retrieve the student’s bag. The bag was open, and the dean told police he saw a silver handgun inside of it.

The gun was taken to the IMPD property room. The student has not been formally charged at this time.

IPS released a statement Wednesday night following the discovery:

“On Wednesday morning, October 25, Indianapolis Public Schools police officers located a loaded weapon in a student’s locker during a routine search at Arlington High School. This unfortunate incident was isolated and no students were around when the weapon was discovered. Staff will continue to keep the safety of all students at the forefront of their educational experience.”