Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced that a teenager has been indicted for bringing a loaded gun onto a Buffalo high school campus. The 15-year-old male was arraigned on Thursday, February 17, 2022, before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan. He has been charged with one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree.

On Thursday, December 16, 2021, the teenager allegedly had the gun inside a backpack on the campus of Bennett Community School Campus on Main Street in Buffalo. Police were called to the school around 11 am. The juvenile is due back in court on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at 2:00 pm. He was released on $25,000 bail.

District Attorney John Flynn said,

While I am thankful that no one was injured during this incident, this teenager is accused of committing one of the most concerning and serious offenses - bringing a loaded handgun into school. Anyone who commits or threatens to commit a crime at any school in Erie County will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Join Us For A Town Hall About Preventing Youth Violence In Buffalo

Power 93.7 WBLK will be hosting a town hall about preventing youth violence in Buffalo. Join Yasmin Young and our special guests starting at 10 am on Saturday, February 26 for the on-air conversation. For an hour on Saturday morning, we'll stop the music to talk about this important issue facing our community. We are losing too many young people to violence and the streets. It's spilling over into our schools and has long-term effects on the youth. We've asked community leaders, members of anti-violence community groups, and the City to be a part of the discussion.

Our guests for this special program are:

Pastor Giles - Back To Basics Outreach Ministries & Buffalo Peacemakers
Rasheed N.C. Wyatt - University District Councilmember
Daryl "DJ" Scott - Buffalo SNUG
La Shawn Davis, LMSW - City of Buffalo, Youth Counselor
Jackie Croom - Most Valuable Parents of Buffalo
Jihad Green - Buffalo Peacemakers, Speaker, Youtube Influencer

Be sure to join us Saturday, February 26, 2022, from 10 am to 11 am. You can listen with the WBLK app, at WBLK.com, or on your radio.

You can also use the form below to submit your comments and/or concerns. You do not need to provide any of the personal information, but if you would like more info or would like to be on-air, please provide the personal information.

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