A 17-year-old is accused of bringing an unloaded 9 mm handgun to Brook Valley School in La Vista.

A 17-year-old boy was taken into custody Wednesday after he took an unloaded 9 mm handgun to school, La Vista police said.

The boy was taken to the Sarpy County Juvenile Justice Center and booked on suspicion of possession of a handgun on school grounds.

There is no indication that the boy issued threats or intended to harm anyone, said La Vista Police Chief Bob Lausten.

Another classmate at Brook Valley School, near 110th and Harrison Streets, notified teachers about seeing the 17-year-old with a gun in his coat pocket. The principal confiscated the gun without incident, Lausten said.

The gun was unloaded, and the boy was not carrying any ammunition, he said.

Brook Valley School is part of a consortium of schools in Educational Service Unit No. 3. It provides education for “students who are unable to function successfully in their local schools because of behavioral difficulties,” according to its website.

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