Student with knife, BB gun arrested at Brooklyn school: police

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BROOKLYN — A 14-year-old student has been charged for allegedly bringing a knife and a BB gun to his school in Brooklyn Thursday, police said.

A student was arrested on Dec. 14, 2017, for allegedly bringing a knife and BB gun, pictured, to a Brooklyn school. (School safety union)

The student was detained after a classmate told a staff member that a gun may have been brought to I.S. 303 in West Brighton, prompting a 911 call around 11 a.m.

"When I was in the staircase, all the teachers said, 'Run! Go to class,'" a student told PIX11 News.

The school shares a building with several other schools, including Rachel Carson High School. The entire building was locked down. A seventh-grader said it lasted for about 40 minutes.

Responding officers canvassed the area, located a knife and a BB gun, and detained a student, police said. The teen has been charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

This was the third day in a row in which police responded to reports of violence or weapons at or near Brooklyn schools.

The most recent incident happened blocks away from where three teens were hurt in a stabbing on Tuesday at Neptune Avenue and Ocean Parkway, near Abraham Lincoln High School.

Then on Wednesday, a report of a possibly armed person prompted a lockdown at Fort Hamilton High School in Bay Ridge, police said. No weapons were ever found.

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