2 Red Mountain HS students involved in purchase or exchange of gun on campus

MESA, Ariz. - Two Red Mountain High School students face "legal ramifications" according to a school official, after they were connected to a hand gun found on school grounds Tuesday.

An unloaded 9mm hand gun was found one student's backpack along with two rounds of ammunition. Principal Jared Ryan wrote in a letter to parents that the two 14-year-old boys were involved in the exchange or purchase of the gun on school property. 

"Both students found to be involved have been referred to our District Hearing Officer for final determination related to school discipline. Each will face legal ramifications for their decisions and be held accountable to the highest extent possible," read the principal's note to parents.

Mesa police said the boys were referred to juvenile court for misdemeanor misconduct involving weapons. 

The incident was investigated by school officials and Mesa police officers.

Hollands wrote that the gun was not connected to a social media threat made Monday that targeted the high school. Mesa Police determined that threat was not credible.

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