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Des Moines police: School staff stop student who brought handgun into building

Officers were called to Lincoln High School Tuesday about the incident.

DES MOINES, Iowa — A 15-year-old student was taken into custody after Lincoln High School staff said they found a firearm inside of a backpack early Tuesday afternoon.

Des Moines police tell Local 5 it was a 9mm firearm. They said officers were called. 

Officers said the suspect was later referred to juvenile courts. 

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