Police: Teen arrested after bringing gun to Del. school

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A teen is in custody after police say he brought a gun to school and threatened another student, in Delaware. 

The Smyrna Police Department says on Tuesday, around 4;00 PM, Smyrna High School staff were alerted by a student's family members that their student saw another student in possession of a handgun, during the school day. A joint investigation was immediately initiated, and police determined that a 15-year-old boy showed a handgun to other students during the school day and he also threatened to shoot a student during an argument in the cafeteria. 

According to the report, a search warrant for the teen's residence was immediately obtained and officers found a small CO2 propelled BB gun in the 15-year-old bed room. at the residence located southwest of Smyrna.

Authorities report that the suspect was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon, Poss. of a weapon in a school safety zone, and terroristic threatening. 

He was then turned over to a residential juvenile detention facility in lieu of $5,000 secured bond.

Police say the recovered BB gun was the only weapon believed to have been on school grounds and it matches the weapon seen by witnesses. Officers say there is no outstanding risk to the school district or any students and employees at this time.

Smyrna PD thanks and commends the school district for their quick action and team work in this incident, which led to a successful conclusion before the end of the day.

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