Teen charged after gunshot fired inside William Penn High School restroom

The teen is facing felony reckless endangerment and weapons charges. He's being held on $98,000 cash bond.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Teen charged after gunshot fired in high school restroom
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A 16-year-old has been arrested after a shot was fired last week inside William Penn High School.

NEW CASTLE, Delaware (WPVI) -- A 16-year-old has been arrested after a shot was fired last week inside William Penn High School in New Castle, Delaware.

It occurred around 11:40 a.m. Tuesday at William Penn High School on the 700 block of East Basin Road.

According to police, a school resource officer was alerted to a gunshot inside a second-floor restroom.

The building was placed on lockdown for about an hour while investigators searched the building. The school was then closed for the remained of the week.

Investigators canvassing the area discovered a Glock handgun outside the school.

The teen is facing felony reckless endangerment and weapons charges. He's being held on $98,000 cash bond.

No injuries were reported.