A 17-year-old was arrested at his Paramus high school Tuesday after he was found with a handgun, according to borough police.
Paramus Police responded to the Windsor Preparatory High School on Midland Avenue on a report from school officials reporting that they had noticed one of their students walking suspiciously in the hallways, cops said.
When approached by the staff, the student admitted to being in possession of an unloaded Astra .22-caliber revolver, according to police.
The student was turned over to the Paramus Police Department who charged him with possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose and possession of a firearm on school property. The student was then sent to Bergen County Juvenile Detention Center in Teterboro.
Cops are unsure why the student, who is from Newark, had an unloaded weapon and where he obtained it, according to Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg.
Windsor Preparatory High School is a state-approved, non-profit, alternative education programs for classified, special needs students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other behavioral concerns, according to the school website.