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The Bobster
03-22-2016, 03:20 PM
http://nypost.com/2016/03/22/middle-schooler-arrested-for-bringing-gun-to-school/

Middle schooler arrested for bringing gun to school
By Gina Daidone and Daniel Prendergast
March 22, 2016 | 5:01pm

A student at a Brooklyn middle school was arrested Tuesday when administrators found a gun in his backpack, authorities said.

Police were called to the MS 61 Dr. Gladstone H. Atwell in Crown Heights shortly before 1 p.m. and took the 14-year-old boy into custody after he admitted he was carrying a 9mm pistol in his bag after being confronted by the school staffer.

The employee grew concerned after learning that the boy had confided to another school administrator that he had had a prior confrontation with some kids in the neighborhood who do not attend the school.

That administrator sent an email out to other staffers detailing the conversation he had had with the boy and told them to keep an eye out for any red flags.

Another administrator approached the student and asked him to come into her office so she could ask him about the situation. That’s when the kid admitted to carrying the pistol.

The boy was taken to the 71st Precinct, which is across the street from the school, for questioning. Charges against him are pending.

“He’s still a minor and at least he was honest about having something he shouldn’t have had,” said a man who said he was the teen’s great-uncle. “I taught that boy better than that. He’s not a bad kid I just don’t understand.”

“We live in Brooklyn, New York,” he added. “Guns have been out here for years. It’s out of control now.”