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West Texas Student Found With Guns, Ammunition In Classroom

ODESSA (AP) - A West Texas high school student has been arrested after authorities say he was found in a classroom with two loaded handguns and ammunition in his backpack.

Ector County schools spokesman Mike Adkins says police are trying to determine why the 16-year-old boy brought the weapons to Permian High School in Odessa on Wednesday.

He says a school administrator was tipped off by a student about the armed sophomore, who was found in class and taken to the Ector County youth detention center, charged with three counts of having a weapon in a prohibited place.

The discovery of the weapons did not prompt a lockdown of the school, which has about 2,300 students.

No other information was available as school district police were in the early stages of their investigation.

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