PHILADELPHIA — Police say a student tried to enter a Philadelphia high school with a stolen .40-caliber handgun loaded with a dozen rounds.
Capt. Sekou Kinebrew said Monday it’s unclear why the student had the gun, which was found when the bag was scanned just after 7:30 a.m. Monday at Samuel Fels High School in northeast Philadelphia.
The school was placed on lockdown. There were no injuries. Kinebrew said the student faces weapons charges.
Kinebrew says the gun had been reported stolen from a car near the home of the student, who had no disciplinary problems or known issues with classmates. Kinebrew said he may have had the gun in the bag to conceal it from his parents.