MIAMI COUNTY, Ind. -- A 14-year-old found loitering behind Maconaquah High School with a pellet gun and two knives Monday was waiting on a female student to get out of school, according to the Miami County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies were initially called to the school after school officials discovered a suspicious person who appeared be carrying a handgun in a holster. A school maintenance worker confronted the boy and ordered him to place the weapon on the ground, to which the teen complied.
The weapon was later determined to be a replica handgun designed to fire rubber pellets. Officers also found two knives on the 14-year-old suspect, and he was taken into custody.
Investigators believe the teen, who is not a student at Maconaquah High School, was waiting behind the school to make contact with a female student who he knew.
The student was detained pending a charge of carrying a weapon on school property.
The incident remains under investigation.
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