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2 arrested in gun incident in West Des Moines


WEST DES MOINES (AP)--West Des Moines police have arrested two young men accused of taking a gun to the parking lot of an alternative school.

Walnut Creek Alternative High School and nearby Western Hills Elementary School were locked down Thursday afternoon after a gunman was reported in the parking lot.

Police were called to the Walnut Creek school just before 1 p.m. A pellet gun was recovered.

Police have charged 18-year-old Julius Clegg and 19-year-old Gabriel Ramirez, both of West Des Moines, with carry weapons on school grounds.

Police say the suspects never entered the school and no injuries were reported.

The schools were removed from lockdown status by 2:20 p.m.

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