NYPD: Student brings pellet gun to Brooklyn school

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

FLATBUSH, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A 15-year-old boy was detained by police after he allegedly brought a realistic-looking BB gun to his Brooklyn school Wednesday morning.

The gun was found in the teen's book bag during screening at Erasmus Hall High School in Flatbush around 8 a.m.

"Nothing is more important than the safety of all students and staff," a Department of Education spokesperson said. "The NYPD immediately responded and recovered a BB gun from a school in Brooklyn. Students and staff are safe, and we are providing the school with additional supports."

The student was being questioned by police.