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Two Blaine High School students were arrested Thursday after school officials found a gun in a locker.

Blaine Police Lt. Dan Pelkey said a 14-year-old boy and 15-year-old boy were taken into custody and are expected to appear in court Friday after school officials confiscated a small caliber handgun. Pelkey said he didn't know who owned the gun.

He also said he doesn't know why the gun was brought to school but said the school resource officer said no threats had been made and there was "no plan to take action today" to use the gun.

In a note to parents, principal Jason Paske said school officials don't believe that "student safety was at risk." Nonetheless, the school district takes every firearm and weapon-related incident seriously.

"Our school district's discipline policy is clear about weapons, and possession or use of a weapon at school," Paske said in his note. "Even a toy look-alike weapon is a violation of the policy. Students who are involved in these offenses have consequences, regardless of the intent for bringing the weapon."

School officials are conducting their own investigation into the incident while also cooperating with law enforcement. School officials said they couldn't share additional details about the incident, citing data privacy laws.

A student violating the weapons policy are typically removed from school during the investigation, according to David Law, superintendent of the Anoka-Hennepin School District.

Mary Lynn Smith • 612-673-4788