A 12-year-old student was found with a gun inside a middle school in Brooklyn Tuesday, authorities say.
The student brought the unloaded 9-mm gun to JHS 50 John D. Wells school on South 3rd Street in Williamsburg, according to police. He showed it to another student, and a teacher got wind of it.
School officials searched the student's bag and found the gun. He was taken into custody and brought to the 90th Precinct stationhouse, police said.
A Department of Education spokeswoman said in a statement, "This serious incident was immediately reported and the NYPD swiftly and safely reovered the item."
"We're working closely with the NYPD as they conduct an investigation, and we'll ensure the school takes appropriate follow-up action," she said.
Messages have been left with the Department of Education and the NYPD.