Gun discovered in student's backpack at Harrison High School

Posted at 8:47 AM, Dec 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-07 10:52:56-05

Police discovered a handgun in a student's backpack at Harrison High School on Wednesday, Farmington Public Schools confirms. 

Police say the 16-year-old had an unloaded pistol in his backpack around the time of school dismissal. 

The pistol was confiscated and the teen was arrested and taken to Children's Village in Pontiac, according to police. 

Police say liaison officers were notified of the weapon through social media.