A Brooklyn middle school student brought a gun to school on Tuesday, police said, making him the third student to do so in a week.
In the most recent incident, police said that a 14-year-old boy was found with a 9mm handgun in his backpack at M.S. 61 Dr. Gladstone H. Atwell in Crown Heights. Police were called to the school at about 12:50 p.m.
The teen also apparently had two magazines that contained nine extra rounds, cops said.
The boy was taken into custody, and charges were pending on Tuesday evening.
Last week, a 15-year-old boy brought a loaded gun to York Early College Academy in Jamaica, Queens, cops said.
A day before that, an 11-year-old boy took a loaded gun from under his grandfather’s bed and brought it to his school, P.S. 40, also in Jamaica. His grandfather, 54-year-old Kenneth Miley, was charged with second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, first-degree reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a child and unauthorized possession of a pistol, revolver or ammunition, a violation of the city’s administrative code.