BROOKLYN — A student brought a loaded gun into his Clinton Hill high school during the first day of classes Thursday, authorities said.
The 15-year-old boy was arrested after security officers spotted a .22 caliber revolver in his bag after he went through a metal detector at the Brooklyn School for Career Development at 510 Clermont Ave. about 8:52 a.m., an NYPD spokeswoman said.
No one was injured and the teen was arrested, the spokeswoman added. No further information about the student was available.
He was taken to a local precinct to be questioned and charges were pending, the New York Daily News first reported.
The Clinton Hill high school focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, according to the Department of Education.
DOE officials said families of students at the school will be notified and there will be "additional supports" for students and parents.
“This incident is deeply troubling and we are working in close partnership with the NYPD as they conduct an investigation. The NYPD immediately responded and safely confiscated the weapon," said Deputy Press Secretary Toya Holness in an email. "Safety always comes first and there is zero tolerance for weapons of any kind in schools.”
School safety agent union president, Gregory Floyd, said he thought Thursday's incident showed the need to keep metal detectors in schools.
"How many [weapons] were brought into schools that did not have metal detectors?" Floyd said. "That’s a fighting thing to think about."
Nearly 1.1 million city children started classes on Thursday for the 2016-2017 academic year.