Santa Fe boy detained for bringing gun to school

Updated: 04/04/2014 11:32 AM | Created: 04/04/2014 11:30 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

SANTA FE -- Santa Fe police say a 12-year-old boy is undergoing a mental evaluation after bringing a gun to school on Friday.

Officers responded to Aspen Community Magnet School around 9 a.m. on reports of a student with a gun. The boy told police he put a .22 long rifle in the back of his grandmother's car. As his grandmother dropped him off and the teen exited the vehicle, the student was confronted by the school's principal.

The teen then ran back to the car. Santa Fe police say the 12-year-old was aggressive toward the principal. At one point, the student allegedly pushed the principal and reached for the gun inside the car.

Officers quickly arrived on scene, detained the student and secured the campus. CYFD also responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.

The gun was found to be non-operational. Police say it does not appear the grandmother knew the gun was in the vehicle.

The student was taken to the hospital for a mental evaluation and to determine what services will best fit his needs. He does have a record with Santa Fe police.

He faces charges of battery on school personnel and having a gun on school grounds.

A shelter in place order at the school was lifted around 10 a.m. No one was injured during the incident.

Photo: MGN

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