Student apprehended after being caught with gun near Muncie Central High School

MUNCIE, Ind. – A Muncie Central High School student was apprehended Wednesday after police say he was found with a loaded gun across the street from campus.

Muncie Community Schools says a resource officer received a tip that the student was armed outside of the building and immediately notified police of the threat at about 2:44 p.m.

Minutes later, police say the 15-year-old boy was taken into custody at the intersection Walnut Street and Myrtle Avenue, near the school.

Public information officer Chase Winkle says the teen resisted law enforcement before being arrested at about 2:48 p.m. and a small caliber handgun was on his person.

“My understanding is that he was not responding to the fact that they wanted him to put his hands behind his back or on his head,” said Winkle. “My understanding is at least one of his hand was tucked somewhere.”

According to Winkle, school resource officers had dealt with the teen earlier in the day.

“I don't know of any actual altercation or fight between students or anything like that.”

Police say they determined there were no more threats to the school and students were dismissed at their normal time around 3 p.m.

The teen caught with the gun was transported to the police department to undergo questioning.

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