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Gun at Northwest Middle School prompts lockdown, cancellation of Friday classes

READING, Pa. - A student at Northwest Middle School in Reading was taken into custody Thursday after being found with a gun inside the building, police say.

The incident prompted the evacuation of the building at 1000 N. Front St., one of the district's five middle schools.

According to investigators, school police officers detained a 14-year-old male student in possession of a loaded firearm.

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