Today, a teen was caught with a loaded gun at New Utrecht High School in Bensonhurst, said officials.
The 17-year-old student brought a .380 caliber gun inside the school at 80th Street near 16th Avenue, on Thursday May 25. But when school officials caught word around 12pm they confronted the teen, who voluntarily handed over the weapon, police sources say.
The 17-year-old was reportedly in a fight video posted on social media — a video where the student appears with a gun, reports the NY Daily News.
Charges are pending against the student. The Department of Education issued this statement:
“Safety always comes first and this item was swiftly and safely recovered by the NYPD. We are looking into this deeply troubling incident and are providing the school community with additional support.”