Nichols student charged for bringing handgun to school


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)–Nichols School officials say a student came forward to tell them an “Upper School” student brought a handgun onto campus this afternoon.

Buffalo Police tell News 4 this happened around 2:30 p.m. Monday.

During a search, an unloaded revolver was found with bullets nearby in the student’s bookbag.

School officials detained the student, recovered the revolver, and called Buffalo Police.

Police say the 15-year-old will be charged as a minor with criminal possession of a weapon.

“The investigation is still continuing into where exactly he ascertained the weapon from and what his intentions might have been,” said Captain Jeff Rinaldo of the Buffalo Police Department. “But obviously anytime a student is bringing a weapon and ammunition into a school it’s cause for great alarm.”

According to the school, the student is no longer enrolled there.

“We applaud the student that reported this. This is how tragedies are averted, when people see something and they say something,” Rinaldo added.

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