High school student arrested for bringing gun to school


High school student arrested for bringing gun to school

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YUMA, Ariz. (KSWT News 13) - A Gila Ridge High School student is behind bars for bringing a gun to school.

It happened at around 11 a.m. this morning.

Yuma police were responding to a possible fight between two students at Gila Ridge High School when they arrested 18-year-old Jacob David Allen for having a small caliber handgun on campus.

Allen was arrested and booked into the Yuma County Detention Center for possession of a deadly weapon at school. 

Police are investigating the incident, but say there was no indication that anyone was meant to be harmed.

The unloaded gun was found in a garbage can, after Allen told the school's resource officer during an initial interview that he dumped it there.

No one at the school was hurt in the incident.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call Yuma Police Department at (928) 373-4700. 


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