Delaware State Police: School resource officer arrests 16-year-old student found with gun, ammunition
GEORGETOWN, Del. - A Delaware school resource officer arrested a student at a high school after the teen was found with a gun, state police say.
According to authorities, the incident occurred on Wednesday morning around 9:00 a.m. at Sussex Central High School in Georgetown.
Police say the school resource officer was notified by staff that the student had a firearm in his possession.
The officer removed the student from class, searched his backpack and found an unloaded gun with ammunition, according to the agency.
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Officials say the gun was confiscated and the teen was taken into police custody.
The student was charged with possession of a weapon in a safe zone and was released after arraignment, per authorities.
The teen has also been issued a no-contact order with the school district, officials say.