A 14-year-old boy was busted Thursday for allegedly bringing a loaded pistol to a Brooklyn highschool — the ninth gun seizure at a metropolis faculty up to now this 12 months, The Post has realized.
The teen allegedly tried to get the gun — a .38 pistol stuffed inside his backpack — by means of the metallic detector at Automotive High School when faculty security brokers noticed it round 8:40 a.m., in keeping with legislation enforcement sources.
He was arrested on the scene.
The troubling discovery comes two days after a 9mm Glock 48 was recovered following a shootout outdoors Midwood High School in Brooklyn.
In that case, two teenagers are believed to have introduced weapons to the varsity, which doesn’t have metallic detectors, earlier than going outdoors to settle a beef, sources stated. One of them, a 16-year-old reputed gang member, was arrested. The different child, a 17-year-old boy, was nonetheless within the wind.
Thursday’s seizure is the ninth up to now this faculty 12 months. Over the identical interval in 2019-2020 — the final pre-COVID faculty 12 months — just one gun was recovered at a college.
Overall weapons seizures at faculties are up by 28 % up to now this 12 months, in comparison with the identical stretch in 2019-2020.
Confiscations of weapons categorized as “other” by the NYPD — which exclude knives, weapons and Tasers however embrace gadgets like pepper spray and brass knuckles — in class buildings are additionally up by 350 % this 12 months.
The spike in class gun recoveries has led the NYPD to deploy neighborhood coordination officers and youth coordination officers to watch roughly 40 faculties.