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Teen faces charges after found with gun, knives

Posted at 8:08 AM, Mar 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-29 18:33:55-04

Authorities say a 16-year-old Michigan boy is facing charges after being found with a loaded gun and knives in his backpack at school.

Tuscola County Prosecutor Mark Reene says the Mayville High School student was arrested Thursday after being found with a pistol, two gun magazines, and seven knives. Reports say the student apparently had been in class at the school, located about 65 miles north of Detroit.

The arrest came a day after Reene said the student made a verbal threat to harm another student. That student told a school staffer.

Charges include carrying concealed weapons, carrying weapons with unlawful intent and having weapons in a school zone. The student, whose name wasn't released, in being held in juvenile detention. He's due back in court on Wednesday.