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Published August 17, 2011, 04:07 PM

Police: Teen Brought Loaded Gun to Rochester School

A 17-year-old Rochester boy has been charged with multiple felonies for allegedly bringing a .44-caliber handgun onto the grounds of a Rochester high school and scuffling with a police officer.

By: Associated Press,

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — A 17-year-old Rochester boy has been charged with multiple felonies for allegedly bringing a .44-caliber handgun onto the grounds of a Rochester high school and scuffling with a police officer.

Olmsted County prosecutors charged the teen as a juvenile on Wednesday in an incident that happened the day before at Mayo High School.

Court records say a woman saw the teen drop the pistol in the parking lot and told a police officer. The officer found the teen and the gun in a parked car.

There was a scuffle and the teen allegedly ran away with the gun. After a chase through the neighborhood, the teen was arrested with an ammunition clip in his backpack. The pistol was recovered.

His attorney didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

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