Student In Custody After Weapon Recovered From Des Moines School

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DES MOINES, Iowa  --  A Des Moines student is in police custody after a weapon was recovered at Scavo High School on Friday morning.

Law enforcement responded to the school around 11 a.m., where a handgun was confiscated from 17-year-old Taariq Moore. A school resource officer had tried speaking with Moore about a recent fight that took place off campus, during which More allegedly possessed the weapon. During the resource officer's attempt to detain him, Moore became confrontational and was then taken into custody.

A loaded handgun was then found in his backpack.

Moore is now charged with a class D felony of carrying weapons on school grounds, and officials say more charges are likely.

A press release sent by Des Moines Police Sergeant Paul Parizek states, "Other than the obvious dangers associated with a student bringing a firearm into a school, the investigation has found that there was no overt threat to any staff member or student at the school."

Police say no shots were fired and no injuries were reported.

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