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Gun brought to Morgantown High School, teen arrested

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- A Morgantown High School student has been arrested after allegedly bringing an unloaded handgun that was reported stolen to school.

Morgantown High Principal Robert DeSantis said the gun was tucked into the boy's pants. Another student reported the gun to an administrator.

Media outlets report the student was found alone near the school's football field when he was taken into custody Thursday.

Monongalia County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Perry Palmer said the handgun was reported stolen in a Dellslow burglary and that the boy is a possible suspect.

Morgantown Police Chief Ed Preston said the teenager will likely be charged with possession of a firearm on school property and possession of stolen property.


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