Police Arrest 16-Year-Old for Bringing Gun to Haverhill High Summer School

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Haverhill Police are searching the area near Haverhill High School for a gun a 16-year-old male student brought to Monday’s summer school session, WHAV has confirmed.

The student was one of several hundred at the Monument Street building July 29 when security eyed him with the gun and he ran, allegedly dropping the weapon outside of campus, School Department spokesman Shawn Regan said Monday afternoon.

After being apprehended on Broadway, the juvenile was arrested by Haverhill Police, booked at the Bailey Boulevard station and is awaiting arraignment at Lawrence Juvenile Court.

In an email to parents, Superintendent Margaret Marotta praised the swift response of Haverhill Police and Haverhill High School administration. “We are fully investigating the situation and cooperating with the Haverhill Police and putting all the facts together,” she said.

Out of abundance of caution, the campus was swept by Massachusetts State Police and K-9 units and declared safe.

All students in the summer school program were dismissed on time to parents or put on buses under “heavy supervision” at their regular times. The day camp scheduled to end at 4:30 p.m. will finish the day at Consentino School, 685 Washington St., Regan said. All activities are expected to resume at their regular locations Tuesday.

Residents with information about the incident are asked to call Haverhill Police at 978-373-1212. Anonymous tips are accepted.

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