- Associated Press - Thursday, October 8, 2015

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say a former Espanola Valley High School student is in custody after showing up on campus with a loaded handgun and a knife.

School officials say it’s still unclear what the 18-year-old man planned to do Thursday.

His name wasn’t immediately released.

School officials say a 15-year-old female student at the school had been communicating with the man online and allegedly invited him to the campus.

They say the girl could also be facing charges.

The man was found in the gymnasium by a school security officer.

While being questioned, the man left the gym and campus but returned 40 minutes later and authorities say he was in possession of a loaded 9 mm Glock handgun and a knife.

He was arrested by a Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s deputy.

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