Belen High School to have extra security following events

Created: 05/21/2014 6:52 PM
By: Steve Mieczkowski,

A New Mexico high school is banning backpacks for the next two days in light of a bomb threat and the discovery of a gun.

Belen Schools tells KOB Eyewitness News 4 some notes were found at the high school Wednesday morning, referencing that bomb threat.

A short time later, a security guard noticed a knife in a student's car.

The car was searched, and an unloaded .22 rifle was found.

School officials suspended the student.

This is the last week of school in Belen, and the district will have extra security through Friday.

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