Huffpost Crime

Teacher Secured Rifle Teen Brought To School: Cops

Posted: Updated:
Print Article

PHILADELPHIA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say quick actions by a teacher averted a potential shooting at a northern New York high school where a 15-year-old student had a rifle concealed in a case wrapped in a blanket.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says police were called to Indian River High School in the town of Philadelphia, about 140 miles northwest of Albany, shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a student with a rifle.

Deputies say the teen sneaked the weapon into school and began opening the case containing the rifle at the end of a class. Officials say a teacher noticed and immediately secured the weapon.

Police were called as the school went into lockdown. The student was taken into custody. No other information has been released Thursday.

Also on HuffPost:

People Who Want More Guns In Schools
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Cops: NY teacher takes rifle from teen in classroom