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12-year-old boy detained on suspicion of bringing a gun to Lancaster middle school

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies detained a 12-year-old boy at a Lancaster middle school Friday morning on suspicion of bringing a gun to school, authorities said.

Administrators at Gifford C. Cole Middle School contacted Sheriff’s Department officials around 11:00 a.m. Friday after suspecting that a student may have brought a weapon to the school, authorities said.

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A school resource officer responded to the call and searched the student’s backpack, where a handgun was found, authorities said. The boy was detained by sheriff’s deputies on school grounds.

It was unclear whether he remained in custody.

No one at the school was harmed during the incident.

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