Boy, 14, accused of having BB gun inside North Providence High School

This is a file photo of North Providence High School. (WLNE)

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A North Providence High School student is accused of having a gun inside of the school.

Police said that on Tuesday, a resource officer was notified by another student that the 14-year-old boy, who is a freshman, had a BB gun in his backpack.

Col. Alfredo Ruggiero Jr. said the Glock 19 6mm BB gun was removed from the backpack and the teen was placed into custody.

“There was no mention of threats made by the student,” said Ruggiero.

The boy was charged with possession of weapons on school grounds.

Ruggiero said the student has been suspended indefinitely and will require a safety evaluation if he is allowed back to school.

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