Wyandotte County prosecutors have charged a 13-year-old girl after she allegedly brought a handgun to a middle school in Kansas City, Kan.
The girl was charged with a misdemeanor count of criminal use of a weapon. Prosecutors said Kansas law prohibits anyone younger than 18 from possessing a firearm.
The girl was arrested Wednesday at Turner Middle School after another student alerted school officials, according to Turner Unified School District officials. The gun was not loaded, and the girl did not possess any ammunition, officials said.
The girl made her initial court appearance Friday and was ordered held in juvenile detention. Because she is younger than 14, her name is not being made public.
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