Town of Crawford police responded to Pine Bush High School at 11:10 a.m. last Friday when they learned that a student was in possession of a weapon.
According to reports, a student displayed and activated a stun gun inside the gymnasium locker room. The school was locked down as police officers and school security personnel searched the building and located the weapon.
“Once recovered and turned over to the police, the lockdown was lifted and normal operations were resumed,” said Pine Bush Central School District Superintendent Philip Steinberg.
Police said the lockdown lasted a total of 22 minutes. After it was cleared, two students reported being shocked by the stun gun. One student, a 14-year-old male, was seen by the nurse and turned over to his parents. A second 14-year-old male student experienced pain and loss of feeling in his arm and was transported to Orange Regional Medical Center.
According to a police press release, two 15-year-old male students and two 17-year-old male students were arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree. The younger teens were released to appear in Orange County family court while the older students were released to appear in town court.
Police said the investigation is ongoing and further charges are expected.
By JESSICA MURRAY