A student at Roncali STEM Academy was arrested Thursday after allegedly showing up to school with a loaded 9mm handgun.
The male student has been charged with felony possession of a weapon on school grounds, according to a news release from the Pueblo Police Department.
A Pueblo police school resource officer was contacted by a teacher around 11:30 a.m. The officer contacted the suspect immediately. The school was locked down for a little over 30 minutes before resuming regular activities.
The suspect is currently being held at the Pueblo Youth Center with both felony and misdemeanor charges.
Pueblo Chieftain reporter James Bartolo can be reached by email at JBartolo@gannett.com
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