Hamden Learning Center student arrested for bringing gun to school, fighting another student
HAMDEN, CT (WFSB) - A man was arrested after a gun with a large capacity magazine was found in a closet at a school in Hamden.
Police were called to the Collaborative Learning Center in Hamden just after 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday because of a reported fight.
Officer Keron Bryce from the Hamden Police Department spoke with school staff, which said the incident was a physical altercation between Khlil Davis-Yancey and a 16-year-old student.
Police say Davis-Yancey was a student at the Hamden Learning Center.
According to school officials, the teen sustained minor injuries during the altercation.
Davis-Yaney was arrested and charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct.
Hamden police were called back to the school around 11:30 a.m. because school security found a gun in the closet of one of the classrooms.
The 9mm handgun and a large capacity magazine were placed there by Davis-Yancey, Bryce said. It’s not known what he planned to do or why he had the gun there. Police did not shed any light on his connection to the school.
They only said that he had the altercation with the student earlier in the day.
Davis-Yancey was located shortly after and was charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, negligent storage of a firearm, first-degree reckless endangerment, possession of a weapon on school grounds, and illegal possession of a large capacity magazine.
Davis-Yancey was held on a $150,000 bond
Police said there was no threat to students or staff, but increased their presence at the Hamden Collaborative Learning Center School.
School resource officers also planned meet with students and staff every day.
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