The incident was at Middletown High School Friday, May 18.
Delaware State Police have arrested a Middletown High School student after he allegedly brandished a handgun during a fight at the school on Friday, May 18.
The incident began at approximately 10:50 a.m. when a student, Tymere Moore, 18, of Middletown became involved in a verbal altercation with an 18-year-old female student in the hallway.
The altercation escalated when Moore threw a bottle at the female, which struck her in the head, causing a minor injury, state police said.
An 18-year-old male student, who witnessed the incident, intervened, and became engaged in a verbal altercation with Moore, at which time the two agreed to move to a nearby bathroom to continue the argument.
Once in the bathroom, Moore removed a 9mm handgun from his book bag and pointed it at the male student, police said. Both Moore and the male student then left the bathroom without further incident. The male student was not injured.
Soon after the incident, school administrators received information that Moore was possibly in possession of a handgun, police said.
Moore was immediately located in the school and an attempt was made to escort him to a secure area. He refused to comply with the request and a physical altercation ensued, which resulted in Moore striking one of the administrators, police said.
Moore was eventually brought under control by assisting staff members and moved to a secure office. Once in the office, an administrative search of Moore’s book bag produced a 9mm handgun, police said.
He was taken into custody by responding troopers without incident and transported to Delaware State Police Troop 9.
Further investigation determined that Moore stole the handgun from a vehicle, earlier this same day, prior to arriving at the school, police said.
Police charged Moore with one count each of carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of a weapon in a safe school zone, theft of a firearm, aggravated menacing, third degree assault, and offensive touching
Moore was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Institution on $29,250 secured bail.