NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. -- A student is facing charges after allegedly hiding a loaded handgun on Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES property.
There was a report of suspicious activity at the school on Middle Settlement Road in New Hartford Thursday morning, which prompted a lock out at the school.
According to the Oneida County Sheriff's Office, Middle Settlement Academy student, Ka'Shawn Carter, brought a loaded handgun to school on the bus, and before he entered he hid that gun near a water spigot outside the building. It was allegedly found later by staff members.
Officials say there was no plan to use the gun at the school, although it was loaded.
The sheriff's office said students and staff were not in danger once the gun was secured.
Carter was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon, and criminal possession of a weapon on school grounds, which are felony charges.
The Middle Settlement Academy campus is located at Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES.
The investigation is ongoing.
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