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Police: Handgun found in student's backpack was loaded

SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Police in Sioux Falls say the stolen gun that was found in the backpack of a 16-year-old high school student on Thursday was loaded.

SIOUX FALLS (AP) - Police in Sioux Falls say the stolen gun that was found in the backpack of a 16-year-old high school student on Thursday was loaded.

Authorities on Friday released more details about the incident at Lincoln High School. They said the gun was stolen from an unlocked car in October in Sioux Falls.

Police have said a fellow student noticed the boy acting strangely on Thursday, and the boy took off running after a teacher confronted him. A school resource officer caught up with him and found a 9 mm handgun in his backpack.

Police spokesman Sam Clemens says the boy is facing multiple counts including having a firearm on school grounds and possession of firearm with altered serial number.

The boy's name won't be released because he is a minor.

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