West Islip teen arrested for bringing gun and ammunition into high school


Suffolk County Police have arrested a teenager after he brought a gun and ammunition to a West Islip High School this morning.

Third Precinct officers responded to West Islip High School, located at 1 Lions Path, after school officials reported a gun had been seized by staff from a student in the high school building. Police arrested a 17-year-old West Islip student who was in possession of a revolver and ammunition. 

The student, who is not being identified due to his age, was arrested at at 11:26 a.m. and charged by Third Squad detectives with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Firearm, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon on School Grounds, all felonies. The juvenile is being held overnight at the Third Precinct and will be arraigned at the Youth Part of First District Court in Central Islip on April 16.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Third Squad at 631-854-8352.