PORTSMOUTH - A Woodrow Wilson High School student is charged with having a gun at school.

Police say the 16-year-old got upset after being suspended and ordered by the school resource officer to leave the school grounds around 8:30 a.m. Monday.

Police say the eleventh grader made comments that concerned the school resource officer, so the officer called the boy's father and school administrators.

According to police, the teen's father went to their home and discovered his gun vault had been broken into and a handgun and ammunition were missing.

He contacted the resource officer and authorities increased their presence at and around the school.

At the same time, police started searching for the student.

Around 11:40 a.m., police stopped a vehicle registered to the student's father.

According to police, they found a loaded handgun and tools used to cut open the gun vault.

The 16-year-old was arrested on charges of arceny of a firearm, underage possession of a firearm, possession of a concealed weapon and possession of burglary tools.

Two 17-year-olds with him were released to their parents; one of them was charged with possession of prescription drugs.

The investigation continues.

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