7th-grader arrested after bringing loaded gun into school

PHILADELPHIA - 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 co-operating 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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