Teenagers in Minneapolis and Burnsville have been arrested after they were found with weapons outside area high schools.
In Minneapolis Thursday, a 16-year-old was found with an unloaded handgun outside of Washburn High School.
Associated Minneapolis Superintendent Craig Vana said a school staff member had been tipped that a student was bringing a weapon. School officials found the gun while searching a boy smoking outside the school, although it wasn't clear if he had been the subject of the tip.
In Dakota County authorities brought weapons charges against 18-year-old Scott Cooper of Bloomington.
He'd been detained after school staff and police found seven handgun rounds scattered around Burnsville High School earlier this week. Authorities searched Cooper's car Tuesday after looking at recent surveillance camera tapes and found a nine millimeter handgun and 97 more rounds of ammunition.
Another teenager admitted leaving some of the the bullets in the school, claiming it was a prank. Cooper is in custody at the Dakota County jail.