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St. Cloud High student arrested with gun on campus

Police arrested a St. Cloud High School student on Thursday after he was found with a gun on campus.

The St. Cloud Police Department arrested Paul Figueroa-Ortiz, 15, and charged him with possession of a firearm while on school property.

School resource officers at the high school, 2000 Bulldog Lane, St. Cloud, were informed by an anonymous tipster that a student, identified at Figueora-Ortiz, was in possession of a firearm.

St. Cloud High student arrested with gun on campus

The school resource officers located Figueora-Ortiz on school property and recovered a .380 Cobra firearm from him. The firearm had a magazine inserted, however, it was unloaded. The student was placed under arrest, interviewed by detectives, and he was not forthcoming as to his intentions for possessing the firearm; nor how he came into possession of it, according to a police department report.

“We continue to work closely with our school officials in order to ensure the safety of our children. This incident serves as a perfect example of ‘see something, say something,”’ said St. Cloud Police Chief Pete Gauntlett.