Santa Fe Police: Boy Detained, Took Gun To School

Apr 4, 2014

Santa Fe police say a 12-year-old student is undergoing a psychological evaluation after being detained at a school where he'd taken an unloaded rifle and got into a confrontation with the principal Friday morning.

Police spokeswoman Celina Westervelt says the boy had put a .22-caliber rifle in the back of his grandmother's car and left the gun in the car when they got to school.

However, Westervelt says the boy immediately had a confrontation with the principal and reached into the car for the gun but didn't get it out before he was detained.

Westervelt said the gun was unfirable because it was missing its loading bolt and that grandmother didn't know it was in her car.

The school was ordered to shelter in place. That order has been lifted.

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