Gun found inside student's backpack at Washington High School

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A school resource officer located a firearm inside a student's backpack at Washington High School Thursday afternoon, according to South Bend Police.

Around 12:30 p.m., a school resource officer was notified of a physical fight between two students.

While investigating the fight, school personnel retrieved a backpack belonging to one of the students from their locker.

The bag was handed over to the school resource officer who located a firearm inside the backpack, police said.

The student was detained and transported to the St. Joseph County Jail because the suspect had a prior weapons offence, police said.

There were no injuries.

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