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School in Lackawanna locked down after student brings gun

Baker Hall School at Baker Victory Services in Lackawanna was locked down Monday morning after a student tried to bring a handgun through the school's metal detectors, according to a spokesman for the school.

Students were held in their classrooms during the incident. School staff called in Lackawanna police who arrested the student, said Baker Victory Services spokesman John Pitts.

The student's bag set off an alert when it went through the metal detector and a search of the bag revealed the weapon, Pitts said. The entire incident lasted from about 8:15 to 9 a.m., Pitts said. Officials do not believe there was any threat to other students and the situation at the school was back to normal a short time later, he said.

The school did not identify the student.

Baker Hall School serves students from ages 11 to 21 in sixth through 12th grade who have been diagnosed with either an emotional disturbance, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities or traumatic brain injury, according to the agency's website.

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