Loaded gun found in Arsenal Tech student's backpack

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Eyewitness News has learned a loaded gun was found in a student's backpack at Arsenal Technical High School Thursday.

A police report shows the clip was holding 16 bullets. IPS School Police also found marijuana and scales.

When Eyewitness News first asked about a gun at the school on Thursday, a spokesperson would only confirm that a "weapon" had been found.

IPS School Police conducted the investigation. The school district said "no other students were around" when the weapon was discovered.

IPS also didn't provide any information about charges the student might face.

"Student safety and security will continue to be our priority as we provide a positive educational experience," the district said in a statement.