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Police arrest two Franklin High School students after gun scare

Police arrest two Franklin High School students after gun scare
Portland police respond to Franklin High School Tuesday after an incident involving a gun. No one was injured.
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PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland police rushed to Franklin High School Tuesday because of a gun scare that ended up with the arrest of two students.

According to the Portland Police Bureau, officers were called at noon to investigate a report that a student at the Burger King at Southeast Foster Road and Powell Boulevard showed a handgun to a group of students.

The students were on their lunch break.

Police found out who the students were and spoke to them at the school. Police said one of the students, a 15-year-old, had a loaded handgun in his pocket.

Police said the student was given the gun by another student who had stolen it from his parents and brought it to school to demand his money back from a drug seller, who police say was 14 years old.

Police said another student who knew what was going on tipped off school staff.

No one was injured and there is currently no threat to anyone. There was never a lockdown at the school.

In fact, a handful of students leaving the school in the afternoon hadn’t even heard about the incident.

A school spokeswoman said school officials would send out an email to parents about incident.

Police say the 14-year-old who brought the gun to school and the 15-year-old who was later given the gun face charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and are at the Multnomah County Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home.

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