Bristol Police responded to Bristol Central High School Wednesday morning after school staff received an anonymous tip that a student was carrying a handgun in their backpack.
Police detained the student and located the backpack in a separate location in the school.
Officers found an unloaded “airsoft” handgun in the backpack.
The student was charged with second-degree breach of peace, carrying a dangerous weapon, and possession of a weapon on school grounds.
The student was issued an arrest summons to appear in New Britain juvenile court.