Student Brought BB Gun That Looked Like Semi-Automatic to Shelton High: Police

A Shelton High School student was arrested Monday after she was found with a BB gun that looked like a semi-automatic handgun, according to police. 

Police investigated after students told school administrators that 18-year-old Destiny Ryan was showing what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun in the girl’s bathroom, according to police. 

Shelton officers and detectives, who were already at the scene for an unrelated matter, approached Ryan and asked her if she had a gun and she said she did, according to police. 

Ryan then handed officers her book bag and inside was a black loaded BB gun that “closely resembled a 9mm semi-automatic handgun,” police said. 

Ryan was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds and breach of peace in the second degree. 

She was released on a $2,500 bond and is due in Derby Superior Court on June 4. 

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