BROOKLYN — A 14-year-old fled after a loaded gun was allegedly found in his backpack as he went through metal detectors at a high school in Brooklyn on Monday, officials said.
The teen was entering W. H. Maxwell Career & Technical Education High School on Pennsylvania Avenue, bordering Cypress Hills and East New York, around 10:25 a.m. when the incident occurred, said officials with Local 237, a union representing New York City government agencies.
Metal detectors alerted officials to a .25-caliber firearm located in the 14-year-old boy's book bag, union representatives said.
The gun was loaded, according to police.
The teen allegedly fled as the bag was scanned.
He was last seen wearing a hoodie with a Nike logo and black do-rag.
As of Tuesday afternoon, police said there were still no arrests and the incident remained under investigation.