A 15-year-old boy is facing charges in juvenile court after authorities say he brought a handgun to school in Pierre.

Police Chief Dave Panzer says the student was detained at T.F. Riggs High School on Wednesday afternoon without incident, after another student alerted school personnel.

School Superintendent Kelly Glodt says an investigation determined the student did not intend to hurt anyone.

The boy was taken to a juvenile lockup on three misdemeanor weapons-related charges. He will get a hearing. He wasn't identified because he's a minor.

The school was never placed on lockdown. Families of students at the school were notified of the incident through an automated messaging system.