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12-year-old charged with attempted murder after bringing loaded gun to N.S Junior High

UPDATE: ELDRIDGE, Iowa -- A 12-year-old North Scott Junior High student was disarmed by a teacher after bringing a loaded .22 caliber handgun to school and has been arrested and charged with attempted murder, according to Eldridge Police.

The incident forced a lock down of North Scott Junior High around 8:30 a.m.

According to police, the firearm was loaded but no shots were fired during the incident. A teacher - who police are not identifying other than to say it was a woman - is credited with disarming the student prior to police arriving on scene.

Related: Police say North Scott Jr. High student forgot to take the gun off safety during last Friday's lockdown

The student is also charged with carrying weapons on school grounds. Both charges are felonies. He is being held in the Scott County Juvenile Detention Facility.

EARLIER: North Scott Junior High School is on lock down after a student brought a gun to school.

Joe Stutting, the school superintendent, wrote in a statement that the school went on lock down Friday morning, August 31.

"Everyone is safe and we ask you please not come to school or call as we process the situation with students and staff."

Stutting said in the statement the student is in custody and the gun has been secured. There is no further information on what kind it was or if it was brought intentionally.

"Administration, law enforcement, and counselors will be visiting every junior high classroom to ensure our students feel safe," Stutting said.

The school day will continue after the lock down has been lifted.

This story is ongoing and will be updated when new information is available.