A 16-year-old Ramapo High School student was arrested Friday night for allegedly pointing a loaded gun at a classmate during a bus ride home earlier that day.
The unnamed juvenile faces felony charges of reckless endangerment in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, as well as a Class A misdemeanor, menacing in the second degree. A 23-year-old man, Timothy Brown, was also arrested on weapons charges when the 16-year-old was discovered in Brown’s vehicle still in possession of the weapon.
According to Ramapo PD on Friday, September 16 around 4:50 p.m. police headquarters received a report from a 16-year-old unnamed victim who stated that another student on the bus pointing a handgun at him.
Detectives began an investigation and released the following report to the public:
“At about 2 p.m., the [unnamed] victim had just boarded a school bus at Ramapo High School. Another student, the 16-year-old male suspect, then boarded the bus and sat next to the victim. The suspect then pulled a loaded handgun from a back pack and pointed it at the victim. The victim reported this to his family later in the day at which point the Ramapo Police were notified.
“During the subsequent investigation, the suspect was located Friday night by Ramapo detectives in Nanuet. When located, the suspect was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by Timothy Brown, 23, of Spring Valley. During a stop of this vehicle, the loaded handgun was found by detectives. Both the 16-year-old suspect and Brown were arrested.”
The 16-year-old was arraigned in the Town of Ramapo Justice Court and remanded to the Rockland County Jail in lieu of $20,000. bail. Brown was arraigned in the Town of Ramapo Justice Court and remanded to the Rockland County Jail with no bail. This investigation is on-going and more charges may be pending.