Manchester High School student charged for carrying gun on school grounds
MANCHESTER, CT (WFSB) - A 16-year-old student from Manchester High School was arrested for carrying a loaded firearm on school grounds.
Manchester police said they were attempting to take the student into custody on a separate assault charge when they found him in the parking lot of Manchester High School near Brookfield Street on Monday afternoon.
The assault charge stemmed from an investigation into a serious assault that took place on North Main Street and Oakland Street Friday night.
When school resource officers and detectives approached the student and tried to detain him, they said he resisted arrest.
Police said he was found in possession of a loaded Glock 26 9mm firearm. They said the gun was stolen out of Georgia back in June of 2022.
School officials said the arrest and the discovery of the firearm occurred after school hours.
The student was charged with assault in the first degree for the assault on Friday night. He was also charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, possession of a weapon on school grounds, second degree reckless endangerment, and other related charges.
In addition to criminal charges, officials reported that the student was expelled from the school.
Some parents said they still fear for their children’s safety. One parent told Channel 3 that they pulled their child out of school due to recent violence at the school.
“I don’t even feel safe to send my son to school right now,” the parent, who didn’t want to be identified, told Eyewitness News on Monday. “We went to the school today to let them know whatever they can do for the kids to get their homework and school work done, they will get it done, but they won’t be at the school.”
Manchester Public Schools released a statement to parents and families:
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