NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (WTXF/AP) - Police say a gun found in the bag of a student trying to enter a Philadelphia high school was a stolen 40 caliber handgun "loaded to capacity" with a dozen rounds.
Captain Sekou Kinebrew said Monday it's unclear why the student had the gun, which was found when the bag was scanned just after 7:30 a.m. Monday at Samuel Fels High School in Northeast Philadelphia.
The school was placed on lockdown. There were no injuries. Kinebrew said the student faces weapons charges.
Kinebrew said the gun had been reported stolen from a car near the home of the student, who had no disciplinary problems or known issues with other students. Kinebrew said he may have had the gun in the bag to conceal it from his parents.