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LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A 15-year-old boy was arrested on a firearms charge Tuesday in Lafayette.

Administrators say they shared a photo of the boy with Tippecanoe County school resource officers, which appears to show the boy holding a handgun while on the grounds of McCutcheon High School.

A news release from the Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office says the officers could not find the boy after seeing the photo and so they placed the school in lockout protocols, meaning no one could enter or leave the building as classes continued as normal.

The boy was eventually found at his home and arrested about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The release did not identify the boy or where his home is located. The release also did not identify the type of handgun that was displayed in the photo.

The boy faces preliminary charges of possession of a firearm on school property and dangerous possession of a firearm. No additional information was immediately available on whether the boy would be charged as a juvenile or an adult.