Loon Lake RCMP say a student on the Island Lake First Nation was arrested this afternoon after he brought a handgun to school.

Island Lake First Nation is about 60 kilometres west of Meadow Lake.

RCMP received a complaint of a student with a handgun at the Island Lake First Nation School at about 2 p.m. CST.

The school was locked down and RCMP said the youth left the school grounds. 

A 16-year-old student was arrested without incident. Police recovered a CO2 pellet pistol.  

RCMP said charges are pending.