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.
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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.