Cops: Lindenwold, NJ, High School Student Brought Gun to School
The Camden County Prosecutor's Office says a 17-year-old student at Lindenwold High School has been arrested for bringing a gun to school; a second teen has also been charged.
Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill Mayer said in a statement,
Today [Monday, November 22nd], it was brought to the attention of the Lindenwold Police Department that on 11/19/21 two Lindenwold High School students took pictures with a firearm and posted pictures on social media of one of the two youths in possession of the firearm. As a result, officers responded to the Lindenwold High School, the school was placed in lock down, and the firearm was recovered. The firearm was found in the possession of one of the two students while on school property.
For the incident on November 19th, both teens were charged with second-degree possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes and second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon (handgun).
From the incident on Monday at the school, one has been charged second-degree possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes (firearm), second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon (handgun), and third-degree unlawful possession of weapon (firearm in educational institution).
Both youths have been detained in the Camden County Juvenile Detention Facility pending an initial detention hearing before the Camden County Superior Court's Juvenile Division.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Lindenwold Police Department at (856) 784–7566.