Gun .22 caliber revolver A student at Wilmington's P.S. duPont is charged with bringing an unloaded revolver, similar to this firearm, on Thursday.
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A Delaware teen was arrested Thursday after he brought an unloaded handgun to his middle school in Wilmington.

 

The gun was discovered in the P.S. duPont Middle Schoolstudent's backpack after a fellow student he had shown it alerted a teacher around 9:50 a.m., The News Journal of Wilmington reports.

 

The boy did not make any threats against students or staff at the school, the paper reports, and apparently believed the weapon was a BB gun.

 

The student was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited and possession of a firearm in a safe school zone. He also faces expulsion from the school.