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South Education Center student in custody after bringing loaded gun to school

The school was on lockdown from around 1:30 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.
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South Education Center in Richfield went into lockdown Friday after a student brought a loaded handgun into the school.

Police were called to the school at around 1:27 p.m. after other students saw the student with a gun and notified staff, according to FOX9.

Officers were able to locate the student once at the school and arrested him. The handgun was loaded at the time, per the report.

The school’s lockdown was lifted at around 2:10 p.m. with classes being dismissed at 2:30 p.m. The student in question did not make any threats against other students.

South Education Center is part of Intermediate District 287, which ended the use of metal detectors in its schools this academic year, citing “poor learning environments” and racial equity issues caused by their presence.

The district, which serves the west metro, has also gotten rid of school resource officers, opting for student safety coaches, the Star Tribune reports.

South Education Center offers pre-K through High School programs, including for students with Emotional Behavioral Disorders, Autism, mental health conditions and other needs. 

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