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Another gun at school report-with a twist

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HOXIE, Ar., (KNOE 8 News) - A 16-year-old student at Hoxie High School in Arkansas apparently brought a flare gun to school.

While authorities are treating the flare gun as a gun, they say the Hoxie High School student won't be charged as an adult in the incident.

Prosecutor Henry Boyce says the male student will be charged in juvenile court with bringing a prohibited article to school.

Police say the teen brought a pistol-style, German-model flare gun onto the Hoxie campus on Jan. 29. Authorities say the teen didn't threaten anyone and told police that he brought the flare gun to school by mistake.

However, authorities say the teen has a previous criminal history and he likely won't return to Hoxie High School.

Since the incident, the district has increased its school security efforts. Officials say the school is considering drills to simulate an active shooter on campus.

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