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Clark County deputies arrest boy with gun at Heritage High School

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor

Clark County sheriff’s deputies arrested a boy Thursday at Heritage High School after school employees allegedly found a handgun in his backpack.

The boy, who was not identified, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a dangerous weapon on school grounds. He reportedly told law enforcement that he had no intention of hurting himself or others, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

He was referred to speak with a designated crisis responder while at the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center, the sheriff’s office said.

The investigation is ongoing.

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