WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — A high school student in Waterbury was arrested for possessing a firearm in his backpack on Thursday, police said.
Waterbury police responded to a complaint of a student possessing a weapon at Crosby High School at 9:30 a.m. CHS and Wallace Middle School immediately sheltered in place.
The student was identified as 18-year-old Lashawn Nance, and police located a .22 caliber firearm in his book bag.
Nance was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a pistol or revolver, possession of a weapon on school grounds, carrying a pistol without a permit, theft of a firearm, risk of injury to a minor, and breach of peace in the second degree.
No bond has been set at this time.
The shelter-in-place has since been lifted.
Police are working with Waterbury Public Schools to investigate this incident.