(PORTAGE) - Police in northwestern Indiana say a 16-year-old boy brought a loaded pellet gun to school and showed it off to other students.
Police say officers were called to Portage High School after a student reported Tuesday afternoon that he had seen the teen with a pistol in a restroom of the 2,700-student school.
The Times of Munster reports that Portage police say the teen denied having a weapon until officers found the gun in a classroom. Officers reported that the boy said he brought the gun to school for protection because of an earlier off-campus confrontation.
Police says criminal charges are pending against the teen.
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