New York City

NYC Boy Brings Gun to Class on First Day of School: Officials

A 17-year-old boy brought an unloaded gun to his downtown Brooklyn high school Thursday as students returned to classes for the first day of the 2017-18 academic year, police and school officials said.

The NYPD was called to City Polytechnic High School after the gun was found during a routine scan, a City Department of Education spokeswoman said Thursday.

She added that students and school staffers are safe and the campus -- which also includes George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School -- are safe.

"Safety always comes first," the spokeswoman said, noting that the 2016-17 academic year on record in New York City.

Police said the student was taken into custody afterward.

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