Student suspended for bringing gun to school

Officials have suspended a student for bringing a handgun to a Monmouth County school.
In a statement to parents and faculty on Wednesday, Upper Freehold Regional School Superintendent Richard Fitzpatrick said that the Allentown High School student was immediately suspended.
“The investigation found no evidence that would suggest that the student had any intention of seeking to use [the gun], harm or threaten anyone,” Fitzpatrick said.
The student, whose name was not released, will be suspended from the school for at least a year, in compliance with state law.
The superintendent said that a school board meeting will be held “to consider corrective action and compliance with board policy.”