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Student charged, parents upset after gun incident at Pueblo HS

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Some parents of Pueblo HS students are upset because they weren't notified of the incident by the school. Some parents of Pueblo HS students are upset because they weren't notified of the incident by the school.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A 15-year-old Pueblo High School student faces multiple weapons charges after police say he accidentally discharged a handgun in a high school bathroom.

Some parents are upset because they did not receive notification of the Aug. 9 incident.

Tucson Unified School District spokeswoman Cara Rene said notification was sent home.

According to Rene the alleged incident happened as the boy was "playing with a gun."

Rene said two monitors responded to the bathroom after hearing the shot and a Safety Resource Officer was called immediately.

"A school monitor heard the shot and immediately detained him as he exited the bathroom," Tucson Police Sgt. Maria Hawke said.

The student was charged with one count of weapons misconduct relating to having a gun on campus, one count of weapons misconduct relating to being a prohibited possessor and one count of discharging a firearm within the city limits.

No one was injured during the incident. Another boy was in the bathroom at the time, but had no other connection to the incident, Rene said.

According to Rene, the student will undergo suspension hearings, which will likely be followed by an expulsion hearing.

Tucson News Now's Som Lisaius will have more on this story on KOLD News 13 at Noon. He can be followed on Twitter at @SomLisaiusKOLD.

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