PD: Yuma teen brings gun to school

YUMA, AZ - A Yuma high school student is in hot water after authorities say he brought a gun to school Wednesday.

Yuma police spokeswoman Leanne Worthen said at around 11:08 am, officers responded to Gila Ridge High School near 24th Street and College Avenue to investigate a possible fight between two students.

When police arrived, they heard an 18-year-old student at the school may have a small caliber handgun in his possession.

The student admitted to authorities that he had a gun with him earlier that morning. Police found the unloaded gun after he admitted to dumping it into a garbage can.

The teen was arrested and booked into the Yuma County Detention Center for possession of a deadly weapon at school. 

Worthen said there was no indication the student meant to harm anyone.

This incident is being investigated and the Yuma Police Department encourages anyone with information about this case to please call the Yuma Police Department at 373-4700 or 78-Crime to remain anonymous.

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