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Anchorage Police Department
Wednesday October 6th, 2021 :: 02:30 p.m. AKDT


Juvenile Arrested during weapons investigation at Benny Benson High School on October 1st

At 11:51 AM on October 1, 2021, an officer assigned to the School Resource Unit (SRO) was notified by staff that a student had a gun in his possession on school grounds.  A Benny Benson High School student was escorted to the office due to smelling strongly of marijuana.  During a subsequent search of the student’s backpack, both marijuana and a pellet gun were found.
The student’s parent was notified; charges were forwarded to the Department of Juvenile Justice.  There was no indication of the pellet gun being removed from the backpack prior to the search, nor was there any indication of any threats being made with the pellet gun.
APD Case 21-31761

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

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