File Photo | Photo via Antioch Police Department

Police have arrested a student after they say he had a handgun in his car that was parked on campus at Antioch Community High School Tuesday morning.

The Antioch Police Department said that the gun was found during a regularly scheduled administrative canine scent search of vehicles.

The vehicle was parked in the parking lot of Antioch Community High School.

The weapon and the student were immediately taken into custody Tuesday morning, according to Antioch Village Communication Manager Jim Moran.

Moran said there is no reason to believe there was ever a threat to students or staff at the school.

The student is a 21-year-old part-time student of the high school who participates in an alternative schooling program.

He remains in the custody of the Antioch Police Department while the investigation continues.

Moran said the incident remains active and more information will be released as the investigation progresses.

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Antioch Police Chief Geoffrey Guttschow said the discovery of the handgun in a student’s car shows that the periodic use of canine scent search teams works.

“I would like to recognize District 117 on its commitment to ensuring the safety of students at our high school,” Guttschow said.

The Antioch Police Department said they are committed to working together closely with District 117 officials to keep student safety a “top priority.”