A Delta teenager is in custody after police say he was found in possession of a gun at his school.
According to the Delta Police Department, a boy was arrested Thursday morning at Sands Secondary School after responding to a report that a student “may have brought a weapon to the school.”
Shortly after 10 a.m. the boy was located and police say a starter pistol was found in his possession.
According to Cris Leykauf, public affairs coordinator for Delta Police, police believe the student felt threatened by one of his peers.
“The student in question apparently felt threatened and decided to carry the starter pistol as a deterrent,” she said in a media release.
A short search of the grounds followed with the school being placed under “Code Yellow” status: no one was allowed out of the building and no unauthorized person was allowed in. The school returned to normal operation by 10:45 a.m.