A Bellarmine Preparatory School student was arrested Monday after he was accused of bringing a gun and marijuana to school, according to Tacoma police.
The 17-year-old boy was booked into the Remann Hall juvenile detention center on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of marijuana, police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.
School security officers called police about 12:30 p.m. after they were told the student had a gun in his backpack, Cool said.
Security officers contacted the student, got his backpack and escorted him to the dean of students’ office, where police were called.
According to charging papers, security officers searched the backpack and found a .25-caliber handgun, as well as marijuana, a grinder and a glass pipe.
The student admitted having the gun, saying he found it at a nearby park, but denied knowing the marijuana was in his backpack.