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School Resource Officer Arrests Student Found with Gun

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 17th, 2024

Delaware State Police have arrested a 17-year-old student at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes this afternoon after the teen was found to be in possession of a handgun.

On January 17, 2024, at approximately 12:25 p.m., the School Resource Officer at Cape Henlopen High School, located at 1250 Kings Highway in Lewes, was notified by staff that a student in the building possibly had a firearm in their possession. Further investigation and a search of the teen’s backpack led to the discovery of a loaded 9mm handgun. The teen was taken into custody without incident. No students or staff were harmed.

The teen was transported to Troop 7 and charged with the following crimes:

  • Carrying a Concealed Firearm (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm in a Safe School Zone (Felony)

The teen was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Stevenson House Detention Center on a $10,000 secured bond.


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