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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A Delaware state senator missed his flight after his 9mm handgun was found in his carry-on.

The News Journal reports that Sen. Brian Pettyjohn was temporarily detained after Transportation Security Administration workers at Salisbury Regional Airport found the gun as he was headed on Thursday to a conference in New Orleans.

TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein says a loaded handgun was discovered when a carry-on bag went through a checkpoint X-ray machine.

Pettyjohn says in a rush to pack, he forgot to properly stow the weapon.

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NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police say three students have been charged after school administrators found they had guns at a New Castle school.

Police said Friday that the weapons were discovered Wednesday at William Penn High School.

Investigators say school administrators removed two students from their classrooms after seeing an Instagram photo showing the students posing with a handgun in a school bathroom.