Boston School Police report arresting a 16-year-old Brighton High School student they say came to school with a loaded handgun yesterday morning.
Police say the teen had a loaded Bryco Arms Jennings J-22 handgun in his pants pocket when pat frisked around 8:50 a.m.
A Boston Public Schools spokesman said the student was stopped for an "administrative search" before police were summoned. He added the school was put in "safe mode" - school activities continued, but nobody was allowed in or out - during the incident.
The teen, not named because of his age, is scheduled for arraignment on charges of being delinquent for unlawful possession of a firearm on school property, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.
The arrest was what turned out to be only the first gun-related incident involving BPS high-school students - in the afternoon, one student was shot to death and two others hit by gunfire outside Burke High School in Dorchester.