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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Staff at the Windsor Preparatory High School in Paramus found a 17-year-old student carrying a handgun this morning and called police, who took him into custody.

The teen was being held at the Bergen County Juvenile Detention Center in Teterboro while authorities try to trace the source of the gun, Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg said this afternoon.

The chief said his officers got the call at 9:47 a.m. from the Midland Avenue high school.

A school staffer “noticed one of their students walking suspiciously in the hallways,” he explained. “When approached by the staff, the student admitted to being in possession of an unloaded Astra .22-caliber revolver.

Windsor operates state-approved, non-profit, alternative education programs for classified special needs students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or other behavioral concerns at its preparatory K-8 and high schools.

Delinquency complaints were signed against the boy for two counts of illegal weapon possession.

His case will be heard in the Family Part of Superior Court in Hackensack.

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