Troopers Make Arrest In William Penn Shot Fired Lockdown

Delaware State Police have arrested a 16-year-old juvenile male from Wilmington for reckless endangering and related charges following a shot-fired incident at William Penn High School last week.

Officials said on January 10, 2023, at approximately 11:40 a.m., the Delaware State Police conducted a criminal investigation at William Penn High School for a report of a shot fired. There were no injuries reported from the incident.

Through investigative means, troopers identified the 16-year-old suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest. On January 15, 2023, troopers located the suspect at a residence on Seneca Road in Wilmington. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. and transported to Troop 2 where he was charged with the following crimes:

Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)

Possession of a Deadly Weapon or Ammunition by a Person Under 21 Years of Age (Felony)- 2 counts

Reckless Endangering First Degree (Felony)

Aggravated Menacing (Felony)

Possession of a Weapon in a Safe School Zone (Felony)

The juvenile was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #11 and committed to New Castle County Detention Center on a $98,000 cash bond.