Student brought gun to school, posted photo on Facebook, cops say

NEWARK — Authorities have arrested a 16-year-old high school student after they say he took a gun to school and posted a picture of himself with the weapon on Facebook.

At 2:42 p.m. Friday, the Newark Police SWAT team put University High School on lockdown and arrested the teenager, Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said in a statement. Authorities were also able to recover the gun, authorities said.

A spokeswoman for the district did not immediately answer a request for comment. A call to the school Friday afternoon was not answered.

No additional information was immediately available.

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Source: Essex

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