Police: Student with loaded gun arrested at St. Paul school

Published 7:11 pm Wednesday, March 21, 2018

ST. PAUL — St. Paul police said a student with a loaded handgun has been arrested at Como Park High School.

The 16-year-old student was arrested shortly after 8 a.m. at the start of the school day Wednesday. Police spokesman Steve Linders said it’s unclear why the student had a 9 mm gun on him.

A spokeswoman for St. Paul public Schools said the school did not go into lockdown, and students were not evacuated.

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Police found the gun in the student’s waistband and confiscated the weapon without incident. Police said there were no threats directed at students or staff.