A student at Samuel Fels High School is in police custody after allegedly bringing a loaded gun to school Wednesday morning.
School officials were conducting security checks when they discovered the .38-caliber pistol inside the 19-year-old student's backpack just before 7:30 a.m., CBS Philly reports.
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The student fled the school on foot when officials spotted the firearm, but was apprehended on the 800 block of Sanger Street.
Fels High is located in the Summerdale section of Philadelphia.