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14-year-old arrested with loaded gun in high school, police say

Diego Fabian Parra Pabon
Pennsylvania State Police have ramped up their presence at Hamilton Crossings in Lower Macungie.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - City police charged a 14-year-old boy with multiple gun offenses after they say he brought a loaded weapon into Dieruff High School on Wednesday.

Staff members of the Allentown School District were notified that the student was inside the school with the gun around 1:17 p.m., according to a police news release.

School resource officers located the student, who was found with the gun.

  • A 14-year-old was arrested with a loaded gun inside Dieruff High School on Wednesday, police said
  • He faces multiple gun charges
  • The school was locked down during the incident

The student is charged with carrying a firearm without a license, possession of a firearm by a minor, and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

Police said school officials locked down the building and implemented safety protocols throughout the incident. Parents were notified of the lockdown through school messaging channels.

A school district spokesperson declined to comment on the ongoing investigation.

Police did not say what type of gun was recovered or specify where the student allegedly had it.