Report: One NYC school finds 21 weapons after installing a metal detector for one day


BROOKLYN, NY- The day after a student was busted with a loaded gun and $30,000, city officials placed a metal detector in a Brooklyn school and within a single day turned up 21 weapons. 

According to reports, on December 2nd, the Department of Education installed the metal detector in the Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice as well as in two other schools in downtown Brooklyn.

Prior to this, the school did not have a scanner in place and the surprise installation uncovered several different types of weapons, including nine knives, seven cans of peppery spray, four stun guns, and a pair of brass knuckles.

On December 1st, a 17-year-old was busted after showing up late for school and when logging in his attendance in the office, a staffer spotted what she thought was a pistol in his backpack. The staff member immediately alerted school safety guards.

That student was detained until New York Police Department (NYPD) officers arrived and reportedly discovered the gun and cash in his possession.

According to the Department of Education (DOE), there are roughly 1,000 kids enrolled in the School of Law and Justice. DOE spokesperson Nathaniel Styer said in a statement:

“Weapons of any kind have absolutely no place in our schools and our outstanding school safety agents safely recovered these items during screenings, ensuring that all students and staff are safe. All protocols were followed and school staff are following up with students regarding appropriate interventions.”

Greg Floyd, president of the school safety agents union, said that he was not surprised by the amount of weapons found with the metal detector. He said:

“One again, I ask the question: How many weapons are in our schools? We just don’t know. This is the tip of the iceberg.”

Floyd expressed his opposition to calls for the removal of safety agents and metal detectors from schools. He also said that the lack of hiring has left many schools understaffed with safety agents. A building source, who remained unidentified, said that an increasing number of students are bringing weapons as a means of protection. The source added:

“A lot of these kids bring this stuff for self-defense. It’s a shame that it’s come to that, but it’s the truth. Sometimes you see who is carrying in something or gets caught with something and you can’t believe it. They’re scared.”

Some schools have metal detectors year round while others are only subject to random or temporary scanning. As for the 17-year-old who was arrested for the 9mm and $30K, he was arrested and taken to a local precinct for processing. 

According to reports, Mayor Bill de Blasio chose to increase unannounced scanning earlier in the school year after a spike in violent incidents and gun seizures in and around city schools. Back in October, three guns were confiscated from city students inside high school buildings; two in the Bronx and one in Brooklyn.

During that incident, an 18-year-old student refused to pass through a metal detector at the Mott Haven Educational Campus in the Bronx. He proceeded to run from the building and then attempted to hide a .22-caliber pistol in his backpack.

The building was placed on lockdown and afterwards the gun was recovered by school staffers without further incident. At Adlai Stevenson High School, which is also in the Bronx, a student was busted with a loaded .32-caliber weapon and a bag of marijuana after items were detected in the school’s full-time scanner.

A third gun was discovered at FDR High School in Brooklyn during a fight between two students. After school safety agents separated them, staffers spotted a gun in the waistband of one of the participants. At the time of the incident, FDR did not have a metal detector.

Editor note: In 2020, we saw a nationwide push to “defund the police”.  While we all stood here shaking our heads wondering if these people were serious… they cut billions of dollars in funding for police officers. 

And as a result, crime has skyrocketed – all while the same politicians who said “you don’t need guns, the government will protect you” continued their attacks on both our police officers and our Second Amendment rights.

And that’s exactly why we’re launching this national crowdfunding campaign as part of our efforts to help “re-fund the police”.

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Mom shot in the leg while pushing her child’s stroller in police-defunded New York City

NEW YORK, NY – Violent crime in the City of New York has risen significantly in the last year and there appears to be no end in sight.

Daily, there are stories of people being beaten, raped, robbed, and in this case, shot.

On November 4th there were reports of an innocent woman pushing her stroller being shot in the leg.

The New York Police Department is investigating an incident where a woman who was pushing a stroller with her young child inside was shot in the leg in the Bronx.

Nearby video surveillance was rolling which shows the victim suddenly jumping from her stroller and hopping. The mother is then seen checking her child in the stroller to ensure that the child was safe.

The injured woman then apparently asks someone who was walking by for help before a good Samaritan happens to come by and wraps her leg. The good Samaritan is seen wrapping her wound with a sweater and carrying her to a nearby car.

Police reported that the woman suffered what appeared to be a non-life-threatening wound to her leg from the gunshot. Her child sustained no injuries and at this time, there is no information that has been released that would identify who may have shot the woman or where the shot came from.

This is at least the second time in the last few weeks that an innocent person was struck by an apparent stray round in the streets of New York City. On September 25th, the New York Police Department reported another incident, this one involving a 49-year-old woman.

The New York Police Department reported the woman was walking down the streets in the Bronx when she was apparently hit with what they described as a stray bullet. The victim in this case, like the other one, has no idea who fired the shot or where it may have come from.

This woman was transported to a nearby hospital where she was treated for what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.

While there is no information as of yet that would determine how the shots were fired, odds are that someone somewhere has some type of information concerning the incidents. Whether the gun was fired intentionally or not at these women does not matter as far as criminal culpability.

Whoever fired those rounds, even if unintentionally striking the victims, can still face criminal charges. What police need is for the community to step up and provide assistance that would allow them to hold the person or persons responsible.

The New York Police Department is asking anyone with information to please call Crime Stoppers at 800 577-8477 or by going to the website Those who wish to text information to the police in place of calling them may also do so by texting the information to 274637.

All information is provided through these means is anonymous. Additionally, if the information is provided that could lead to the arrest and conviction of someone for these crimes, a reward can be given to the person who provides said information.

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Birds of a feather: N.Y. Gov. Hochul continues disgraced former governor’s “gun violence” emergency declaration

New York Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul is just two months into her term and not wasting time renewing a sham gun control effort that began under her predecessor, disgraced former Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The original order carried a taxpayer price tag of $160 million to target crime hotspots, engage youth, declare a gun control “border war” at the state line and rebuild police relations with the community. It was bluster so Gov. Cuomo could say he was treating crime with the same level of attention as a health emergency.

Except he didn’t and neither is Gov. Hochul. Only one-third has been used to address “gun violence” in what both administrations call an urgent “epidemic.”

Gov. Hochul’s spokesperson said, “Gov. Hochul will continue to work…to end the gun violence epidemic, including job training, community engagement and more intervention programs.”

Gov. Hochul is extending it even though $50 million has yet to be allocated. Local reports stated, “Most of the $159 million promised has been allocated, although not yet spent.”

The declaration included a promise that $18.5 million would create 2,400 long-term jobs, “in communities distressed by gun violence.” The program has only created about 20 jobs so far.

Neither governor focused on holding criminals committing crimes accountable. New York-based government watchdog groups called foul. They labelled Gov. Cuomo’s original announcement a means to both “hold on to power” and to distract from his “ongoing controversies.”

The new governor decided to keep the charade going.

Failing Policies

It was the wrong approach when former Gov. Cuomo declared a “disaster emergency” as his attempt to again address crime. There was never an administration policy reversal for releasing volent criminals from prison with a slap on the wrist. Some were incarcerated for committing murder.

Gov. Cuomo peddled gun control talking points, even repeating the debunked lie that, “The only industry in the United States of America immune from lawsuits are the gun manufacturers,” when he announced the emergency order.

His declared gun violence “emergency declaration” didn’t do anything other than infringe on the lawful rights of New York residents who are only interested in self-defense. Gov. Hochul is following the same playbook.


Failing Grade

Gov. Hochul is a former Congresswoman from Western New York and had previously received an “A” rating from the NRA during her one term in Congress.

She once told a gun rights audience, “When a bill comes up that affects your Second Amendment rights, I’m on your side.” Times, and her commitment to gun rights, have changed.

Her efforts to reduce criminal misuse of firearms, or “gun violence” as she and her gun control allies term it, in the Empire State are abysmal. She’s in lockstep with Gov. Cuomo’s plan.

She’s continuing the declared “disaster emergency” in New York that Gov. Cuomo launched, including prisoner release programs and targeting lawful firearm manufacturers by attempting to circumvent the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) with New York’s new law allowing lawsuits against manufacturers and retailers for the criminal misuse by  remote third parties of  lawfully sold firearms.


New York is facing a trifecta of failing gun policies.

The state has among the nation’s strictest gun control laws; the governor continues chasing an ineffective gun control “disaster emergency” that has spent millions of taxpayer dollars to create gun control jobs; and threatens legal firearm manufacturers and retailers.

Not a single word has been offered as to how New York will enforce existing criminal laws.

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