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Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 4:10 pm | Updated: 4:31 pm, Tue Jan 22, 2013.

A student attending the Educational Opportunity Center in Clarkston was arrested today after police discovered a handgun and knife in his possession.

On Monday, the district and police department worked in conjunction to intervene with the same student on a non-school related matter that occurred Monday evening, according to a news release from the Clarkston School District. This information led officers to work with the district staff to locate the student at the alternative school this afternoon.  

Police escorted the student from district property in order to search the student. While searching, the Clarkston Police Department discovered an "unloaded .22 caliber automatic handgun" in the student’s possession, along with an illegal switchblade knife, according to the news release.

There was no ammunition on the student and no threats were made to students or staff, according to the news release. The student was immediately taken into police custody and has been booked into juvenile detention on multiple charges. The student is a juvenile and no further information regarding the student’s identity is being released at this time.

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