WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – A 19-year-old has been arrested after police say he was walking near a school with a pellet gun that looked like an AR-15. It happened near West Haven High School yesterday afternoon around 2:35 p.m. West Haven High School was put into lock down as police responded.
A large police response was dispatched near the area of Bennett Rink which is adjacent to West Haven High School. Police say they found 19-year-old James Henry Quakenbush carrying a facsimile AR-15 style pellet/bb gun inside a pathway of Painter Park.
Quakenbush of Richards Street in West Haven was charged with Carrying a Dangerous Weapon, Possession of a Weapon on School Grounds and Breach of Peace. He was held on bond.