2 'curious' HS students face charges after police say they brought gun to school

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Two students at a Twin Cities high school brought a loaded handgun to school Monday because they were "curious," reports say.

Although officials say there was "no malicious intent" planned, the two 16-year-old Tartan High School students facing criminal charges of possessing a dangerous weapon on school property, KARE 11 says.

A school resource officer found the holstered .40 caliber handgun in a student's backpack after students reported seeing one of their classmates with a gun, KSTP reports.

That student told police he had gotten it from his friend, who said he took the gun from his parents' home. They both told police they were "curious" about having a gun and were showing it off to friends, reports say.

Oakdale police officials stress there were no threats of violence, with the school resource officer adding the students had "no malicious intent," FOX 9 notes.

North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale schools superintendent Patty Phillips says the school is also looking into the possibility of disciplining the students, reports note.

The school district has a "zero tolerance" weapon policy, but the policy does note the superintendent may use discretion in determining what action should be taken against the student.

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