A 16-year-old Milford High School student was arrested Monday after police found a loaded shotgun in his vehicle.
Police said Milford's School Resource Police Officer received a tip Monday that the student had purposefully brought a loaded weapon to school and that it might be in his vehicle.
Officers searched the student's vehicle and discovered a loaded 20-gauge shotgun along with additional ammunition.
The unidentified student is now charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of a firearm in a safe school zone and possession of an unlawfully loaded shotgun.
He was released to the custody of his parents on a $20,200 unsecured bond after being arraigned through the Kent County Family Court, Milford police said in a statement released late Monday afternoon. The teen also is required to wear an electronic monitoring device and was ordered to undergo a mental evaluation, police said.
"It's my understanding that a student who hunts left his shotgun in his truck over the weekend," Milford Superintendent Phyllis Kohel said late Monday afternoon. "It's one of those things that unfortunately happens. According to our policy, the student will now go to a possible expulsion hearing."
Kohel said she does not believe any students or faculty were in danger as a result of the incident.
Milford police and officials at Milford High School could not be reached Monday for further comment.