Student Arrested After Bringing Gun to School in Hamden: Police

Police said they're increasing patrols at the school.

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Hamden Police have arrested a student who they say brought a gun to school and got into a physical altercation with another student Tuesday morning.

The police department said they responded to Hamden Collaborative Learning Center on Wintergreen Avenue at about 8:30 a.m. for a reported fight.

School staff told officers that a fight between an 18-year-old student and a 16-year-old student resulted in the 16-year-old student sustaining minor injuries.

The 18-year-old student was arrested after officers determined that he brought a large-capacity magazine to the school. Police said he put the gun in a classroom closet.

The gun was seized as evidence. Officers were able to locate and arrest the 18-year-old.

"The safety and security of our students and staff is our highest priority. We will continue to partner with the Hamden Superintendent of Schools to ensure our school community is cared for and safe," the police department said.

The 18-year-old student faces charges including negligent storage of a firearm, reckless endangerment, possession of a weapon on school grounds, illegal possession of a large capacity magazine, and more. He's being held on a $150,000 bond.

He also faces charges for the fight that happened earlier in the day, including third-degree assault and disorderly conduct.

Police said they're increasing patrols at the school as a result of this incident. School resource officers will also visit the school daily to meet with students and staff, they said.

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