7th-grader arrested after bringing loaded gun into school



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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A seventh-grader at a Philadelphia public school is under arrest for bringing a loaded gun onto campus.

The 13-year-old at Gen. George A. McCall Elementary School was taken into custody Wednesday morning after another student alerted the principal the boy had a gun.

Police say the boy was arrested and no one was injured. A school district spokesman says the safety of students and staff is the district's top priority and they are cooperating with police.

It wasn't clear where the child got the gun. No other details were released.

McCall is in the city's tony Society Hill section. The school landed a 2017 National Blue Ribbon from the U.S. Department of Education in September for its high academic achievements.

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