AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– A 15-year-old student was arrested after police say he brought a loaded handgun to Hinkley High School on Thursday. Another student saw the weapon and reported it to staff.

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Police were called to the school at 8:30 a.m. Friday and the student was arrested in the classroom. Officers said the loaded handgun was in his waistband.

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The school was placed on lockdown during the investigation and it was lifted after the student’s arrest.

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The student remains in custody and will be charged with relevant charges related to a juvenile being in possession of a handgun, juvenile being in possession of a handgun on school grounds and interference with the functioning of the school.

Police have not determined why the student had a weapon or if he had any intent behind being armed.

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