A teenager is charged with possessing a gun and marijuana at Newark High School on Wednesday. Credit: Google Images
Police in Delaware on Wednesday arrested a teen for allegedly possessing a stolen handgun and a large quantity of marijuana on campus at Newark High School.
Zakeer Washington, 18, of Wilmington, is charged with a number of criminal offenses, including carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of a firearm in a safe school zone and possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance, 6ABC Action News reported.
Washington was arrested after a teacher at Newark High alerted administrators that the student possibly was in possession of marijuana. A search of Washington's backpack revealed nearly 2 ounces of marijuana packaged in 45 plastic vials and seven small bags, a loaded .45-caliber handgun and a large amount of cash.
The gun was reported stolen in Somerset County, Pa., in August.