Gun slipup prompts Gravesend high school lockdown

John Dewey High School was put on lockdown for three hours Thursday after police say a gun fell out of a male student's backpack during

GRAVESEND - John Dewey High School was put on lockdown for three hours Thursday after police say a gun fell out of a male student's backpack during history class.

According to witnesses, the student tried to flee the classroom, but was apprehended around 12:30 p.m. However, police confirmed Thursday evening that they have no suspects in the case and continue to investigate.

Scores of students were lined up outside of John Dewey as officers patrolled the perimeter of 50 Avenue X and a police chopper circled overhead.

Many expressed shock at the latest incident, saying a 15-year-old boy brought a gun to campus earlier this month. Metal detectors were subsequently installed. Thursday's gun incident is raising questions about whether those detectors work and about the school's safety in general.

Click here for team coverage on reaction to the incident.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Officials believe the drug ring brought heroin, cocaine, 1 New drug furanyl-fentanyl hits Brooklyn streets
Wells Fargo is rolling out cardless ATMs where 2 Word on the Street: Paying by phone
Dozens of people were arrested across the borough 3 Dozens arrested in 'Operation Hardball' drug takedown
The New York Cosmos soccer team says they 4 NY Cosmos ready for home opener in Brooklyn
Officials believe the drug ring brought heroin, cocaine, 5 Kings County DA: 34 charged in sprawling drug ring

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE