NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. -- Officials have released additional information after a loaded handgun was found on Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES school grounds.
A 17-year-old student was arrested Thursday and is still in the Oneida County Jail Friday night.
The Oneida County sheriff says they are working to find out the history of the gun, and there is a reason the school went on lockout and not lockdown.
“There was no plan to use that gun in school. We firmly believe that story. We have information to back that up. The individual didn't want to bring the gun in the building. It was left outside for a specific reason. Again, there was no plan for that gun to be used inside the building,” said Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol.
Ka’Shawn Carter is charged with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a weapon on school grounds.