New York Police Second Student Arrested in Past Three Days for Bringing Loaded Gun into Queens School

ps-40-gun-in-schooljpg(NY1 News) – Police arrested a 15-year-old boy Thursday morning for bringing a loaded gun into a Queens school, according to the police department, one day after a boy brought a loaded firearm to another school in the borough.

Police arrested the teenager around 9 a.m. after he brought the gun to York Early College Academy, which is off of 167th Street and 108th Road in Jamaica.

Police said the 15-year-old student showed the handgun seen in the video above to a classmate.

A student reported the firearm to school officials, according to the police report.

The 15-year-old was stopped and found to be carrying a .38-caliber revolver. The police department was then called to the school, according to officials.

Parents NY1 spoke to at the school said they are concerned.

“It’s very disturbing, but my son has been coming here for the last, almost six months, and we have never heard of any incident like that here before,” one parent said.

“We hope that the principal and the administrators would get the situation under control because, again, there is no place for this type of incident in a school like this.”

Charges against the student are pending, and the investigation is ongoing.

The city’s education department said no evacuation happened.

“This is deeply alarming and we are working closely with the NYPD to ensure that all students and staff are safe. The police department immediately responded and are investigating the troubling incident,” the education department said in a statement. “We are providing additional resources to support the school community and families were notified.”

Tuesday, a man was arrested and charged after his 11-year-old grandson brought a loaded gun into his school in Queens, according to authorities.

Police said school officials at P.S. 40 in Jamaica found the weapon in his backpack with one live round in the magazine.


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