Deputies arrest juvenile in possession of loaded handgun outside Chaparral High School

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. – A juvenile male who was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun was arrested Tuesday in the parking lot of a Douglas County high school, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

Around 2 p.m., security at Chaparral High School near Parker contacted the sheriff’s office after the juvenile was spotted in the school’s parking lot acting in a suspicious nature.

A Douglas County Deputy arrived on scene and contacted the juvenile, who deputies say had to be physically restrained after resisting.

During a search of the suspect’s backpack, deputies say they found a loaded handgun which was reported stolen out of Pueblo. Deputies later learned the juvenile is not a current student at the school.

Investigators say it’s not clear why the juvenile was in the school’s parking lot with a gun in his backpack. He was transported to a juvenile detention center while he awaits charges.

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