Chester student brought gun, bullets to school

A middle-school boy was arrested for bringing a gun and bullets to his charter school in Chester Township yesterday, according to a statement from the school.

One of the student's classmates at Chester Community Charter School told teachers that he had seen the boy showing off a bullet at the school yesterday. Upon questioning, the boy told school officials that he also had a gun in his backpack, said David Clark, chief executive officer for the school.

The firearm was taken from the student, his parents were contacted and he was placed under arrest, according to the statement from Clark.

"As part of the school's 'No Tolerance' policy for violence, the offending student will not be permitted to return to the campus, pending a thorough investigation," Clark wrote.  

No one was injured and the boy's name was not released because he is a juvenile.