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Student arrested for loaded gun at Las Vegas high school

Clark County School District police arrested a Centennial High School student on Wednesday for possession of a loaded gun on campus.

Police acted on a tip from a student to administrators, Capt. Roberto Morales said.

When the 16-year-old male student was taken out of class around 10:30 a.m., police found a loaded 9-millimeter handgun in his backpack, Morales said.

Police have not determined if the student intended to use the gun at school.

Principal Trent Day encouraged parents in a letter to take this opportunity to discuss school safety with their children.

“If they ever face a situation where they are unsure whether or not to share information with an adult, please remind them to never hesitate reporting anything that may be a safety issue,” Day wrote.

Contact Amelia Pak-Harvey at apak-harvey@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-4630. Follow @AmeliaPakHarvey on Twitter.

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