16-year-old arrested with loaded gun at Centennial High School

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A valley teen was arrested after he brought a loaded gun to school Wednesday, police said.

Investigators say the 16-year-old boy was a student at Centennial High School. He was taken into custody around 10:30 a.m. at the campus located on Centennial Parkway near Hualapai Way.

CCSD Police say they arrested that teen student because of a tip they got from another student. 

According to school police, the student was carrying a loaded 9-millimeter handgun in his backpack. He is facing a charge of possession of a deadly weapon on school property.

ORIGINAL STORY: Student arrested with gun at Centennial High School

Students at Centennial High School tell us they had a previously scheduled practice lockdown at the school Wednesday, but they say it was unrelated to this incident.

Students also say the school didn’t tell them about the loaded gun on campus. Parents told 8 News Now, they were notified just before 1 p.m.

The incident has left parents and students with questions.

“I think it’s just kind of sad because it’s like people talk about, the principal talks about this being your safe zone, like you should feel comfortable here if you have things going on at home, and it’s like well you don’t, because people bring guns to school,” said Desirae Glass, junior, Centennial High School.

“Why would kids want to bring a gun, but I think it’s more of a parent’s responsibility, because why is the gun loaded, why is the gun not locked up, how did the kid get the gun, why would the kid bring the gun to school?” Larry glass, a parent wants to know.

In the letter sent out to parents regarding this incident, school officials urged them to discuss school safety with their children. They also reminded parents that no weapons, including toy weapons are allowed anywhere on school campuses.

READ: Letter sent to parents

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