A handgun that a student took to Northwest High School last week was loaded, police said Tuesday.
The gun, a black Kimber .45, had three rounds inside. The student, a 15-year-old girl, showed it to friends Friday.
Police said a school resource officer found the gun inside the girl's purse after another student reported that she had a weapon. Police have not said where the girl got the weapon.
The girl was arrested on suspicion of bringing a firearm onto school grounds. She faces a possible yearlong expulsion for bringing the handgun to school.
— Maggie O'Brien