Detectives: Freeport HS student charged with bringing firearm to school

Detectives say the school principal was initially notified about a photo of a 16-year-old student holding what appeared to be a gun inside a bathroom in the building.

Caren Pinto

Jun 14, 2023, 9:31 PM

Updated 346 days ago

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Detectives say that a teenager was charged with bringing a firearm to Freeport High School.
They say the school principal was initially notified about a photo of a 16-year-old student holding what appeared to be a gun inside a bathroom in the building.
Police were notified and following an investigation, the student was arrested.
This is the latest in a string of recent weapons being found at schools on Long Island.
Three students were arrested at Riverhead Middle School after police say knives and a BB gun were found. In March, a 12-year-old stabbed a 13-year-old at Lindenhurst Middle School.
Shina Roberson, a junior at nearby Baldwin High School, says a peer being arrested for having a gun puts things into perspective.
"Makes me feel really scared because I don't know what's going to happen next," Roberson says. "I could be sitting right next to them."
Parents like Gloria Panky believe extra safety precaution need to be taken throughout tall school systems.
"I just feel like they should have more presence in the schools today," Panky says.
That student at Freeport High School was charged with criminal possession of a firearm on school grounds.
Freeport Union Free School District Dr. Kishore Kuncham released a statement saying in part, "Please be assured the district takes these matters very seriously, as the wellness and safety of all our students remain our highest priority."
Officials say there will be a heightened police presence at Freeport High School all week


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