- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Newark Police say a 16-year-old student has been arrested after a loaded handgun was found in his backpack at school.

Police say in a news release that on Tuesday morning, a teacher at Newark High School called the school resource officer to a classroom and complained that a student had an odor of marijuana.

Officers say the youth and his belongings were taken to a school office where a loaded Ruger .380 caliber handgun was found hidden in a sneaker in the student’s backpack. Authorities say a small amount of marijuana was also found.

The youth has been charged with drug and weapons charges.

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