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Anchorage Police Department
Monday January 7th, 2019 :: 02:18 p.m. AKST


Juvenile arrested in drug & gun investigation; Benny Benson Secondary School

On 1/7/19 around 9 a.m., a School Resource Officer (SRO) assigned to Benny Benson Secondary School (4525 Campbell Airstrip Road) was informed by school staff about a student in possession of marijuana. As the SRO interviewed the male student, it was discovered the student was also in possession of a gun. The officer immediately took the gun from the student. He was arrested and remanded to the McLaughlin Youth Center. Charges were forwarded to the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Bringing a weapon onto school property is illegal and poses an immediate public safety threat.
APD Case: 19-837

Anchorage Police Department
716 W 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

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