COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A 17-year-old boy has been arrested Wednesday after police said he came to a South Linden school with a loaded handgun.

According to Columbus police, officers went to the 1300 block of Duxberry Avenue, where Linden-McKinley STEM Academy is located, at around 10:30 a.m. after calls that a student brought a gun to the school.

School staff members had detained the teenager in an office and confiscated his backpack along with a loaded SCCY 9mm semi-auto pistol, which CPD officers recovered.

The student has been arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon and conveying a firearm into a school safety zone, according to CPD.

The Columbus City School District confirmed the incident, adding that a student told school staff that the 17-year-old had the gun on campus.

A district spokesperson released the following statement:

We take the protection of our students and staff very seriously. Columbus City Schools has a Zero Tolerance policy on possessing any weapon on campus, and we will continue enforcing this policy. In addition, our Guide to Student Success also clarifies the outcomes of bringing prohibited items to school, including potential suspension or expulsion. We are doing everything we can to ensure our schools remain safe and secure.