A sophomore at North High Magnet School was taken into custody Tuesday after he brought a .22-caliber rifle to school, police said.
A school resource officer found the disassembled gun and a gun magazine in the 15-year-old student's backpack about 11 a.m., police said.
“The rifle was 'disassembled' but only required the suspect to screw on the barrel and it would be ready to go,” said Officer James Shade, a police spokesman.
Omaha Public Schools spokesman Todd Andrews said no one was hurt during the incident.
“The student made no threats and as soon as building administrators were made aware of the situation, the disabled firearm was confiscated and the student was taken into police custody,” Andrews said. The school notified parents about the incident via e-mail.
The student was booked on suspicion of possession of a concealed weapon and less than an ounce of marijuana.
The school district's code of conduct calls for expulsion for a year if a student brings a gun to school. Under state law, unlawful possession of a firearm on school grounds is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.