Worcester scholar arrested in school had loaded gun, heroin, crack cocaine in his bag, police say


“We don’t consider the scholar in query was planning to hurt our college students or workers,” stated a Worcester Various College spokesperson.

A teen boy was arrested at a Worcester college after he carried a loaded handgun and a number of luggage of medicine onto campus Monday morning, in keeping with a press launch from the Worcester Police Division.

Authorities stated college directors at Worcester Various College known as police after they discovered what regarded like unlawful medication within the 17-year-old scholar’s bag. 

When officers arrived at round 11:30 a.m., in addition they found the handgun and “what gave the impression to be” luggage of heroin, crack cocaine, and powder cocaine, they reported. 

The teenager, who was not named within the press launch as a result of he’s a juvenile, was positioned below arrest on firearm and drug costs. 

The Worcester Public Colleges district spokesperson stated the varsity coordinator, Ann Ortiz, despatched a letter to folks Monday saying the varsity’s administration doesn’t consider the scholar was going to hurt different college students or workers. 

“Whereas we don’t consider the scholar in query was planning to hurt our college students or workers, we don’t tolerate weapons of any variety on college property,” she stated within the letter. “This incident didn’t disrupt the varsity day and the protection of scholars and workers was maintained always.”

Worcester Various College serves college students in grades 7-12 who “have been unsuccessful in conventional college settings and out of district placements.”