Teen charged with possession of firearm on school property

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Charges have been filed against a Lafayette teen after he allegedly brought a handgun to school.

About 1 p.m. Oct. 24, police were called to investigate a complaint that a student, 16-year-old Justin Mullins, had brought a gun to The Crossing high school in Lafayette.

Court documents say that Mullins’ mother, Erin Layne, told officers that she had received a report the day before that her son had brought a gun to school and that she had seen the gun on that day.studen

Police met with Mullins after Layne allowed them to recover a gun from his backpack at the school. Police say Mullins explained that he had brought the weapon on the previous day.

A witness at the school also reported being shown the revolver by Mullins and another described seeing him with it in an adjacent alley.

Mullins has been charged with carrying a handgun without a license and possession of a firearm on school property.