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Friday, April 19
The Indiana Daily Student

Indianapolis student arrested for firing gun at school

Classes at south side high school held as usual

INDIANAPOLIS – A 16-year-old student was arrested after authorities say he fired a gunshot into the air during a fight at a high school Monday. No injuries were reported.\nTwo groups of teens were involved in the fight about 7 a.m. at Manual High School on the city’s south side. The fight stemmed from an incident over the weekend, school officials said.\nThe student pulled a revolver from his backpack, fired into the air and ran.\n“He said that he didn’t have a gun,” said school police Lt. John Stiegelmeyer, who caught the teen after a short foot chase. “He denied all knowledge, but we have enough witnesses that he was charged with criminal recklessness.”\nPolice were still looking for the gun.\nThe school day had not begun at the time of the incident. Students who were on campus were ushered into the building, which was then locked down.\nClasses were held as usual.

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