Teen arrested for carrying AR-15-style pellet gun near school

Police in West Haven, Conn. said they arrested a 19-year-old man for carrying a fake AR-15 gun near a school.

James Henry Quakenbush was reportedly walking near West Haven High School just after 2:30 p.m., according to police. Police said someone called 911 to report that a male was seen walking with a rifle.

West Haven High School was put into immediate lockdown for the students who had not yet left for the day. A heavy police presence was dispatched to the campus. They eventually found Quakenbush inside a pathway of Painter Park. The gun they said he was carrying was a pellet or BB gun in the style of an AR-15 rifle.

They said they charged him with carrying a dangerous weapon, possession of a dangerous weapon on school grounds and breach of peace. He was held on bond.

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