Dover Police: Student took gun to school

October 14, 2009 5:23:25 AM PDT
Dover police say a middle school student was arrested after a teacher saw him show a classmate a handgun, then stash it in his book bag.

Police say the 13-year-old boy who attends Central Middle School was charged Monday with carrying a concealed deadly weapon and three other felonies. He is not being identified because of his age.

Court records state that when a school resource officer patted down the student, he found a bag with six rounds of ammunition, but no gun. Later, the officer was called back when the teacher found a gun near the spot where the student was patted down.

The arrest came five days after a Dover High School student was charged with taking a kitchen knife to school in her backpack.

Both students have been suspended and face expulsion.