16-year-old arrested after bringing BB gun to LIC school

A 16-year-old was arrested after he brought a BB gun to Aviation High School in Long Island City.

According to the NYPD, the school, located at 45-30 36th Street, was on lockdown for 20 minutes on Wednesday after police were informed a student had displayed a gun to another student.

The suspect allegedly had a confrontation with another student during which he lifted up his shirt and displayed the gun. The student then reported the incident to a school counselor, who called school safety and then contacted police. The previous day, the suspect had displayed the gun to the same student and another peer.

Police quickly apprehended the suspect at approximately 3:15 p.m. yesterday and confirmed the weapon was a BB gun.

The 16-year- old, who is from Brooklyn, was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon on school grounds and menacing in the second degree.



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