City of Poughkeepsie police officers responded to the Poughkeepsie High School today after it was discovered a student attempted to enter the school with a loaded handgun.

The student had the gun in a backpack. A school security guard secured the weapon and brought the student to a nearby office.

The student was taken into police custody and transported to police headquarters. City police and school officials found no further threats to the safety of students or staff.

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