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Student Arrested After Gun Found In Bag At School

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PHILADELPHIA -

A gun was found inside a student's bag this morning at a West Philadelphia school, authorities say.

The school, the KIPP Academy, is located on the 5000 block of Parkside Avenue and has students in fifth through eighth grades.

The weapon that was recovered appeared to be a .45-caliber gun, and we're told a 17-year-old was arrested.

Officials said the school received word that this student had a gun. Once they did look inside the bag, they found the gun. Police were called, arrived within minutes, and the situation was placed under control.

School was not delayed, and the building was never placed in lockdown, FOX 29's Jennifer Joyce reported from the school.

At this point, officials said they don't know why the student allegedly came to school armed.

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