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A student was arrested Thursday, March 7, and charged with unlawful carry of a weapon and carry of a weapon in a prohibited area after being caught with a gun at school. The student is a 13-yr-old at Rafael Cantu Junior High in Mission Consolidated Independent School District, according to Mission Interim Police Chief Robert Dominguez.
Mission Police investigating the case believe the student was having bullying issues and had taken the gun to school as a scare tactic.
The gun belonged to a relative. According to police, the student pried open a lock to get to the gun.
Mission Police are now investigating the incident.
Dominguez said MCISD dealt with the incident correctly.
Look for more details in the upcoming issue of the Progress Times, March 15.
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