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Duluth student taken into custody after gun found at school

The student will face disciplinary action from the school district and potentially criminal charges.

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DULUTH — A student at the Area Learning Center was taken into custody by the Duluth Police Department on Wednesday after they were discovered to have a loaded gun in their possession.

According to a news release from Duluth Public Schools, two staff members at ALC informed an administrator that they believed a student had a gun in their possession. The student was removed from their classroom and a loaded gun was confiscated without incident. Duluth police were called to the scene and the student was taken into custody.

The student will face disciplinary action in accordance with the student handbook as well as possible criminal charges. The school district stated they could not "release the gender or age of the student" involved in the incident.

ALC, the school district's alternative high school, is located in the Duluth Technology Village at 11 E. Superior St.

Teri Cadeau is a general assignment and neighborhood reporter for the Duluth News Tribune. Originally from the Iron Range, Cadeau has worked for several community newspapers in the Duluth area for eight years including: The Duluth Budgeteer News, Western Weekly, Weekly Observer, Lake County News-Chronicle and occasionally, the Cloquet Pine Journal. When not working, she's an avid reader and crafter.
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