A 12-year-old Harlem open school tyro was found with an fabrication pistol in his backpack, police pronounced Thursday.
The gun was detected about 9:20 a.m. Wednesday after an partner principal beheld the child had brought his trek into the lunchroom at John Finley Campus School on W. 130th St. about 9:20 a.m. Wednesday.
When the school central didn’t get a true answer from the child on because he was carrying the bag around, he checked the bag and found the feign gun.
The child pronounced he found the gun in a school bathroom.
Cops filed a youthful report and held the child until his relatives picked him up, a police source said. No charges were filed.
Department of Education mouthpiece Miranda Barbot pronounced the school would take suitable disciplinary movement over the incident.
Wednesday’s seizure took place a day after a 16-year-old Queens high school tyro was taken into control after reserve officers found an antique gun in his backpack.
The teen, a tyro at Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood, told police he never dictated to use the unloaded and inoperable pistol, which cops described as a musket. The dead arms was partial of an art project, the teen told police.
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Weapons seizures have skyrocketed by 48% in city schools over the past few months, cops said.
From Jul 1 by Sept. 30, police recovered 328 weapons at open schools. Last year, 222 weapons were seized during the same time period, according to police.
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