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Placer High School student accused of bringing airsoft gun on campus

A Placer High School student was arrested Wednesday after Auburn police received a report of a student possibly armed with a firearm.

Officers responded to the school shortly after 2 pm. and detained a 14-year-old boy without incident. The firearm was determined to be an airsoft handgun that did not have the required orange safety tip, according to a Police Department news release. The youth was arrested on suspicion of possessing a weapon on school grounds and booked into Placer County Juvenile Hall.

Police said investigation of the incident is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Carlos Castaner at 530-823-4234.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy