CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn -- Officials are calling for the installation of metal detectors inside New York City schools after a third students has brought a loaded gun to school within one week.
The most recent incident happened 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at I.S. 61.
Police sources say the student spoke to the Dean about issues he was having with people at the school. School safety officers later patted down the student and discovered a loaded 9mm gun and two magazines in is book bag.
The student is in custody.
The school later released the following statement:
“This is profoundly disturbing and we are working in close partnership with NYPD to investigate this incident. There is zero tolerance for weapons of any kind and nothing is more important than the safety of all students and staff. Families will be notified and we are providing additional supports to the school community.”
This is the third incident where a student has brought a gun to a New York City school in just one week.
It first happened on March 16 when an 11-year-old brought his grandfather's gun to P.S. 40 in Queens. His grandfather was charged with endangering welfare of child and reckless endangerment.
The second incident happened on March 17 when a 15-year-old brought a loaded gun to York Early College Academy in Queens and threatened a student. Charges are pending.
Myles Miller contributed to this report.