Connecticut student jailed after fight, accused of bringing gun and high-capacity magazine to school

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A Connecticut student was jailed connected galore charges Wednesday aft a combat successful schoolhouse led to the find of a weapon and a high-capacity mag hidden successful a schoolroom closet.

The 18-year-old pupil was archetypal charged with battle and disorderly behaviour connected Tuesday aft an altercation with a 16-year-old astatine the Hamden Collaborative Learning Center, constabulary said.

Officers were called backmost aboriginal successful the greeting aft schoolhouse information received a study that handgun was successful the school. They recovered the 9-millimeter weapon and loaded mag from wrong the closet, police said. Police rearrested the 18-year-old connected charges of carrying a pistol without a permit, negligent retention of a firearm, first-degree reckless endangerment, possession of a limb connected schoolhouse grounds and amerciable possession of a large-capacity magazine.


He is being held successful lieu of a $150,000 bond. It was not wide Wednesday if helium had hired an attorney.

Hamden constabulary said they program to person a schoolhouse assets serviceman conscionable with unit and students regular astatine the school, which the territory describes arsenic an "alternative education program for students, grades 10-12, who person not achieved occurrence successful the larger schoolhouse environment."

Hamden, a New Haven suburb, is astir 28 miles from Newtown, wherever 26 students and educators were changeable to decease astatine Sandy Hook Elementary School successful December 2012.

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