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Sun Prairie High School student arrested for bringing loaded handgun to school, police say

June 5, 2018 GMT

A 17-year-old student was arrested Monday after bringing a loaded handgun to the Sun Prairie High School.

The school’s principal learned from a staff member in the morning that a male student had brought a handgun to school, the Sun Prairie Police Department said in a statement. The school’s police liaison officer was notified and attempted to contact the student, according to police.

But the teenager fled the school at 888 Grove St. and ran into the neighborhood east of the high school, police said.

Other responding Sun Prairie officers were able to locate the student and placed him in custody, according to police.

“The investigation at this time reveals that there were no threats made by the student to any staff or other students,” Lt. Kevin Konopacki said.

Police said the handgun had a loaded magazine, but there was not a round in the weapon’s chamber.

Police did not release the student’s identity and said tentative charges are pending the investigation.