A student was arrested Friday after posing with a gun inside Papillion-La Vista High School, according to district officials.

The student, 17, took a video with the gun in a boys bathroom and posted it to Snapchat, according to a message from Principal Jerry Kalina to parents.

“Another student immediately reported it to a principal, and the student in the video was quickly taken into police custody,” Kalina wrote. “There was no threat to students or staff. The student will now be facing consequences with both the school and law enforcement.”

District spokeswoman Annette Eyman said the student, a senior, was apparently showing off and did not make any specific threats.

He was arrested in a hallway, and the handgun was in his backpack, Eyman said.

Under state law, she said, possession of a gun at school results in expulsion.

Papillion Deputy Police Chief Chris Whitted said the boy was arrested without incident. There were no other students involved, he said.

The student faces various charges, including unlawful possession of a firearm at a school, a felony, police said.

The boy’s name was not released because he is a minor.

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joe.dejka@owh.com, 402-444-1077

Joe covers education for The World-Herald, focusing on pre-kindergarten through high school. Phone: 402-444-1077.

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