Anchorage student accused of having gun

Anchorage police were called to a high school after getting a report of a student with a gun.

Police say Dimond High School was placed on “lock-down” status Tuesday morning.

Police spokeswoman Dani Myren says 15 police officers were on-scene within a minute of receiving the call at 9:35 a.m. She says a 16-year-old is accused of pointing what appeared to be a handgun at another student. It took the other student about an hour to report the incident to school officials.

The 16-year-old was taken into custody, and is facing charges of terroristic threatening, misconduct involving a weapon and assault. Police say the weapon, a BB gun that closely resembles a Glock 40 handgun, was found in the student’s backpack.

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