Report of Man with Rifle Near School

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.

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