A student at Riverside Education Academy in New Haven was arrested on Wednesday and charged with bringing a loaded revolver to school.
An alert security guard noticed something poking out of a student’s jacket and confiscated a loaded .357 Ruger revolver.
“You never know what his intentions were or what his plans were with that gun, so thank God for him being able to see it,” Sheree Hunter, a parent, said.
The student is a juvenile and not being identified and police said the student was removed soon after the gun was discovered and is now facing serious charges.
New Haven Supt. Garth Harries said he could not comment on the situation because it is a police matter.
City officials said this is believed to be an isolated incident and the investigation is ongoing.
Riverside Education Academy is a magnet school for ninth through 12 grades on Ella T. Grasso Boulevard in New Haven.
A sign on the door of the school says metal detectors are used on the campus and anyone who enters is subject to a search.