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Hillsboro student arrested after gun found on campus

Posted August 11

— A 17-year-old senior was arrested for having a loaded .40-caliber pistol in his car at Hillsboro High School, according to police.

Police said the student, who has not been identified, was charged with aggravated assault and unlawful gun possession for allegedly pointing a pistol at two students from his car as school dismissed on Wednesday.

The students reported the incident to the school resource officers on Thursday, according to a news release.

Police watched for the student arriving at the school on Friday. When he arrived, officers found a loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol hidden under the dashboard.

The 17-year-old was taken to juvenile detention.

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