Tempe PD: Gun found in high school student's purse

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Police said a gun was found in a student's purse at a Tempe high school Friday.

Tempe police spokesman Lt. Mike Pooley said the weapon was found after security at Compadre Academy took the student to speak with the school resource officer.

The student had been involved in an altercation on campus, but Pooley said she never displayed the gun or threatened to use it.

Pooley said a letter was sent home to parents to make them aware of the incident.