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Police: Valley student arrested after bringing AR-15 to school

A student was arrested Friday afternoon by Phoenix police for allegedly bringing an AR-15 rifle and ammunition to Bostrom High School.

PHOENIX — A 15-year-old student was arrested Friday afternoon by Phoenix police for allegedly bringing an AR-15-style rifle and ammunition to Bostrom High School. 

Officers were dispatched to the campus, located near 27th Avenue and Osborn Road, at about 1 p.m. for reports of a student with a gun. The school was placed on lockdown.

Upon arrival, the officers detained the juvenile in the main office and seized possession of a semi-automatic rifle. Officers also found ammunition in the student's backpack and lunch box, Phoenix police said. 

No injuries were reported by police.

The student's currently in police custody and is facing many felony charges. 

"We commend those who originally reported the possibility of a weapon on school grounds to adults on campus who immediately called police," the agency wrote in a statement.

The Phoenix Union High School District said they're working with police to investigate Friday's incident. The student is being interviewed by detectives.

"We are grateful to those who reported this incident to trusted adults. We also thank our staff for working quickly to ensure everyone was safe, and the Phoenix Police Department for responding immediately," the district wrote in a statement.

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