Student facing charges for bringing gun to Pueblo school

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PUEBLO, Colo. — A Pueblo student was taken into custody after authorities said he had a gun on him at Roncalli STEM Academy.

A teacher at the school contacted a City of Pueblo Police Department school resource officer about a student with a handgun at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, according to the department.

The school resource officer immediately made contact with the student and discovered he did have a handgun in his possession, police said.

The juvenile student was booked into the Pueblo Youth Center on charges of possession of a handgun by a juvenile and possession of a weapon on school grounds.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Pueblo Police Dispatch at (719) 553-2502 or make an anonymous tip with Pueblo Crime Stoppers (719) 542-7867 or online.