12-year-old student in Jersey City arrested after school finds gun in bag

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (WABC) -- A gun was found in a New Jersey student's book bag during a random search, school officials say.

The gun was found on Wednesday at the Fred W. Martin School in Jersey City.

The 12-year-old boy was arrested and was charged with unlawful possession of weapons and possession of firearms by a minor.

School officials say the student was suspended.

The School District has not yet released a statement.

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