Brooklyn Midwood High School shooting, G-Stone Crips 9-mm Glock pistol

A teen has been detained following a firefight outside a Brooklyn high school.

Two armed teenagers exchanged gunfire outside a Brooklyn high school, just days after police discovered five firearms brought into city schools last week.

No one was injured in the firefight, which began outside Midwood High School on Monday around 10:15 a.m. Police detained one of the young gunmen, a 16-year-old kid, and seized a loaded Glock 9mm weapon. The teenage suspect, according to a source, is a member of the G-Stone Crips. Commissioner Dermot Shea of the New York Police Department stated that the suspect has been arrested twice previously for gun-related offenses in the last eight months.

According to a source familiar with the incident, two pupils at the Brooklyn public school got into an argument and then went outside and exchanged bullets behind the building, which is located at E. 26th St. and Glenwood Road.

Brooklyn Midwood High School shooting, G-Stone Crips 9-mm Glock pistol
Midwood High School

According to sources, the school was placed on lockdown following an exchange of three or four rounds.

Agents from the school's safety department flagged down a patrol cruiser and identified both shooters, one of whom was apprehended across the street in an apartment building.

The Education Department will not confirm whether the youths engaged in the shooting were Midwood pupils or whether they were in possession of the guns prior to the shooting.

Midwood, which enrolls approximately 4,500 children, is not equipped with metal detectors. The school has seven agents and one supervisor on duty Monday, down from 13 agents and one supervisor in 2019.

"This was not a school-related incident that occurred on school property. The NYPD responded to shots fired at a private property and retrieved a gun," the Education Department stated in a statement.

The firefight occurred after five public school pupils were apprehended with guns last Wednesday and Thursday in Queens, the Bronx, and Brooklyn.

Two of the firearms were discovered through metal detector scanning, one during a skirmish, and two were reported by other pupils.

Mayor de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter expressed gratitude to school safety agents for their assistance in collecting the guns.

In each of the five instances, police made arrests.

The recent spate of gun finds revived a contentious debate over police presence in urban schools.

In reaction to the weapon scares, some parents and advocates urged the city to increase the number of school safety agents and metal detectors.

Teamsters Local 237, the union representing school safety agents, has expressed concern about a labor shortage following the failure of 8% of agents to comply with the city's vaccine mandate and the hiring of a smaller incoming class this year.

According to NYPD authorities, there are approximately 3,200 school safety agents on the job, down from a peak of 5,000.

City Hall intends to transfer supervision of the school safety unit from the NYPD to the Education Department, but the transition will not take place until next year, leaving the final choice on whether to proceed to the next mayor.

School police critics have argued that expanding police presence will exacerbate children' suffering without addressing the underlying causes of their behavior.

De Blasio revealed Monday that he intends to conduct unannounced metal detector scans at an extra 30 schools and to deploy additional NYPD officers to schools with safety issues during the arrival and dismissal periods.