A teen boy was arrested in Allentown after he allegedly brought a loaded gun on his first day of school.
Police say it happened at William Allen High School Tuesday afternoon. The 16-year-old boy allegedly left the school and went back in just before dismissal when he was stopped by school security and administrators. The boy was searched and a loaded handgun was found, according to investigators.
Superintendent Russ Mayo told the Morning Call he was unsure if the boy was targeting anyone. He also claims it was the boy’s first day at Allen High, according to the Morning Call.
The boy was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon on school property and other related offenses. He was taken to the Lehigh County Juvenile Detention where he’s waiting for a detention hearing.
Mayo wouldn't say whether the student indicated why he had the weapon or if he intended to use it. He says the district will begin the process of expelling the student.
Allentown Police Chief Roger Maclean said the gun was never drawn on school property.