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13-year-old boy faces possible charges after bringing gun to East Junior High

No students or staff were injured in the incident.

BOISE, Idaho — A 13-year-old boy faces charges after bringing a gun to East Junior High on Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Boise police received a report on Thursday morning that the student might have brought a gun to school the day before, according to the Boise Police Department. 

Officers went to East Junior High Thursday morning and searched the student. No gun was found on him at that time.

The police department continued to investigate the report and discovered that the student did bring a gun to school in his backpack on Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Authorities found the gun at the student's home on Thursday and confiscated it.

No students or staff were injured in the incident, however, the student faces possible criminal charges in addition to school consequences.  

The investigation is ongoing.  

In a separate incident on Thursday, a report of gunshots heard in Boise's North End sparked "shelter in place" orders at two schools. 

After investigating the police found several teens in the area using BB guns to shoot squirrels.

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