A North High student was arrested Thursday for bringing a handgun to school.
The boy, 14, was in the process of being arrested for marijuana possession by a school resource officer when the gun was found on him, said Officer James Shade, an Omaha police spokesman.
The gun was loaded, said David Patton, a spokesman for the Omaha Public Schools. Shade said it had not been determined where the boy got the gun.
The incident happened about 11 a.m.
The boy was booked into the Douglas County Youth Center on suspicion of gun possession on school property and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.
In a letter to parents, North principal Gene Haynes said the student didn't threaten anyone.
“Please be assured that the safety of our students and staff is always a top priority,” Haynes wrote.
“We appreciate your continued support in encouraging your children to make appropriate and safe decisions and report anything suspicious to a trusted adult.”
-- Maggie O'Brien and Jonathon Braden