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Student brings firearm to Queen Creek school, police say

The student allegedly brought the firearm to Legacy Traditional School's Queen Creek campus Thursday morning.

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. — Police confiscated a firearm from a student who allegedly brought the weapon to Legacy Traditional School's Queen Creek campus Thursday morning. 

The gun was found in the student's backpack and it belonged to one of the student's family members. 

The Queen Creek Police Department said the student had been separated from other students by the time officers arrived Thursday to remove the firearm.

Extra officers were dispatched to the school's campus to ensure the area was safe. The case will be submitted to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office for charging considerations against the student.

Police did not disclose whether the weapon was loaded nor the student's possible motive for bringing it to campus.

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