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Teen accused of carrying AR-15-style pellet gun arrested near West Haven school

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James Henry Quakenbush. (West Haven police photo) James Henry Quakenbush. (West Haven police photo)
WEST HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

Police in West Haven said they arrested a 19-year-old man for carrying a fake AR-15 gun near a school.

James Henry Quakenbush was reportedly walking near West Haven High School just after 2:30 p.m., according to police.

He was behind the Bennett Rink next to the school.

Police said someone called 911 to report that a male was seen walking with a rifle.

West Haven High School was put into immediate lockdown for the students who had not yet left for the day.

A heavy police presence was dispatched to the campus. They eventually found Quakenbush inside a pathway of Painter Park. The gun they said he was carrying was a pellet or BB gun in the style of an AR-15 rifle.

They said they charged him with carrying a dangerous weapon, possession of a dangerous weapon on school grounds and breach of peace.

He was held on bond.

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