Delaware County Courts administrator Philip Damiani Jr. says the unidentified 17-year-old boy was re-arrested Monday after he was found carrying a .380-caliber firearm loaded with eight rounds of ammunition.
Damiani tells the Delaware County Daily Times that a preliminary investigation indicates the juvenile slipped the weapon through at least two searches. He says a juvenile detention officer on duty at the time has been suspended with intention to terminate.
Authorities say the teen had been arrested the day before on a marijuana possession charge.
Information from: Delaware County Daily Times, http://www.delcotimes.com