Police arrest teen for having gun on campus at Liberty HS in Peoria

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Police have arrested another Valley teen for having a gun on school grounds.

At approximately 7 a.m. Wednesday, before school started, Peoria police arrested an 18-year-old male student at Liberty High School for bringing a gun onto school grounds in his vehicle.

The teen has been identified as Michael Helt.

Police received an anonymous tip, investigated the incident, and located a gun in Helt's vehicle at the school.

Helt was later booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail.

Helt told police that it was an accident that he had brought the gun to school.

He did not make any threats to the school or to others.

The Peoria Unified School District was notified of the incident and arrest and was ensured that there was no danger to the Liberty campus. 

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