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High School Student Arrested with Loaded Gun
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LAS VEGAS -- A high school student is in jail after bringing a loaded gun to school. Now he faces expulsion and felony charges.

Classes at Mojave High School were never disrupted by the incident because it happened before the morning bell rang.

School police say 18-year-old senior Jamar Holman arrived with other students around 6:45 a.m. Officers say they noticed him acting strangely and approached him. They said his odd behavior continued, so they took him inside and searched his backpack. That's when they found a loaded .38 caliber stolen handgun.

"Two officers are assigned to every high school. The officers are with the students five days a week, so they get a chance to really know the students. They know their habits, their quirks, they know their norms and abnorms of every student walking in there. And that's what happened this morning. There was something about this particular student that just didn't seem right for the day," said Lt. Ken Young with Clark County School Police.

Holman was arrested and taken to the Clark County Detention Center, charged as an adult for possession of a dangerous weapon on school property and possession of a stolen firearm.

Police will not confirm if he is a gang member or not or if he'd had any previous disciplinary issues.

This is the second gun brought to school since July 1 and about 50 knives have been recovered.

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