Officials: Student brought loaded gun to high school in Brooklyn

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AJ Ross has the latest details.

A Brooklyn high school student was taken into custody after officials said he brought a loaded gun to school with him Thursday.

It happened at New Utrecht High School in the Bensonhurst.

Authorities said the 17-year-old student, identified as Daniel Barrow, brought a .380 caliber gun inside the school.

School officials learned about the gun just after 12:15 p.m., and called the student to the office. There, Barrow turned the gun over to a school employee.

It's not clear yet why Barrow brought the gun to school with him.

Investigators said the 17-year-old was reportedly in a fight video that was recently posted on social media. Police sources said Barrow was seen with a gun in that video. That's why the teacher approached him, and once confronted he confessed he had a weapon.

He has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon.

The Department of Education issued this statement:

"Safety always comes first and this item was swiftly and safely recovered by the NYPD. We are looking into this deeply troubling incident and are providing the school community with additional support."

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