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Springfield student arrested with gun at school

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 2:10 p.m. CDT

SPRINGFIELD – A Springfield high school student has been detained after he brought a loaded handgun to school.

Superintendent Jennifer Gill tells The State Journal-Register ( ) that the 16-year-old Lanphier High School student showed the gun to a few other students Tuesday afternoon. She said the students immediately alerted administrators, security and police.

Police arrested the student and brought him to the Sangamon County Juvenile Detention Center.

A spokeswoman said the school planned to increase security.

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