A Hamden High School student was arrested Monday after he was allegedly seen walking around the school with a large knife sticking out of his pocket, according to police.
At about 2 p.m. Monday, Hamden Police Department School Resource Officer Paul Calamita responded to the school's administrative office on the report of the student, police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith said.
"[The] investigation revealed that the school administration received information that a 15-year-old student was walking in the hallway with a large knife protruding from his pocket," Smith said.
"Hamden High School security subsequently escorted the student to the administrative office, where security staff located the knife," Smith said. "The knife, which had a blade of over 4 inches, was turned over to police. The student was promptly arrested."
The 15-year-old Hamden resident was charged with possession of a dangerous weapon on school grounds, Smith said.
He was released to the custody of his mother on a written promise to appear at Juvenile Court in New Haven on Feb. 1.