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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley

*Update-Second Suspect Arrested* School Resource Officer Arrests Student Found with Gun

Date Posted: Thursday, January 25th, 2024

News Release

Earlier this morning, Delaware State Police arrested a 15-year-old Cape Henlopen High School student in connection with the 17-year-old found with a gun on school property last week.

Through the course of the investigation, detectives learned that the 17-year-old student obtained the gun at his residence in Rehoboth Beach after it was given to him by the 15-year-old on January 16, 2024. Additionally, the students conspired to conceal the gun from being discovered by the School Resource Officer and school staff on January 17, 2024, after the 17-year-old was detained. On January 25, 2024, the 15-year-old turned himself in to detectives at Troop 4, where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon by Person Under 18 (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm in a Safe School Zone (Felony)
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)

The teen was arraigned by Family Court and released to a guardian on a $2,500 unsecured bond. He was also issued a no contact order with the Cape Henlopen School District.


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