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Police find handgun in student's backpack on MCC campus


A 34-year-old student has been arrested after police found a handgun in his backpack on the McLennan Community College campus. Michael Lynn Childs was taken to the McLennan County Jail on a charge of having the handgun in a place were weapons are prohibited. 

The incident occurred Tuesday afternoon about 2:15 p.m. when an MCC police officer noticed an unattended backpack  in the cafeteria area of the Learning Technology Center. When the officer realized that no one was coming to pick up the backpack, the officer looked inside and found a semi-automatic pistol. 

The backpack was then taken to police headquarters. Police reviewed video from a nearby security camera when Childs walked into the police station looking for his backpack. He was taken into custody without incident.

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