Stratford Stem Magnet School Student Charged with Carrying a Gun on Campus

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A 16-year-old Stratford Stem Magnet School student is charged with carrying a gun on school property this morning after a loaded nine-millimeter pistol was found in his backpack.

Officers located the student out of his classroom on the second floor of the school after he refused to hand over a lighter to his teacher. Officers retrieved the lighter and escorted him to the principal’s office where the gun was found in his backpack.

The teen said he was carrying the pistol for protection.

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