Police: Student at Georgetown High School had loaded gun in his pocket


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A Georgetown High School student had a loaded .22 caliber pistol in his pocket, police said.

Christian Lima, 18, is charged with places where weapons prohibited, a second-degree felony, officials said.

Georgetown police arrested an 18-year-old student at Georgetown High School Thursday who was carrying a loaded handgun in his pocket at school, according to a police press release.

Christian Lima was charged with places where weapons prohibited, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison, police said. Another student who had seen the .22 caliber pistol reported it to a school resource officer who notified police at 1:10 p.m., the press release said.

The student who saw the gun also said he had not heard any threats or seen any aggressive behavior from Lima, the release said.

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Police did not put the school on lockdown because officers were able to immediately find Lima, according to the press release. Investigators are still trying to determine why Lima had the gun, police said.

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