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Student found with BB gun at school

— A 16-year-old North Colonie student was arrested after being found with a BB gun in her backpack, according to Colonie police.

Shanaya A. Roberts of 15 Campus View Drive in Loudonville was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon upon school grounds, a violation, and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, according to police.

On Thursday, April 19, around 11:14 a.m. Colonie police received a call from North Colonie Central School District officials reporting that a high school student attending alternative education classes at the district offices on Fiddlers Lane may be in possession of an unknown handgun that was possibly loaded, according to police.

Roberts' backpack was secured by a school staff member, who discovered the CO2 BB handgun, said police. Roberts resisted the responding officer's attempts to handcuff her, said police. An investigation discovered Roberts was attempting to sell the gun to other students, said police. Roberts never displayed or threatened to use the BB gun and no staff or students were ever in danger, said police.

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