BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Baltimore City Public Schools say a student at Carver Vocational-Technical High School was arrested Thursday morning after an unloaded handgun was found in his possession.

The school system said in a written statement that students and staff were never in any danger since the situation was dealt with promptly.

The student now faces the maximum penalty, including permanent expulsion.

Baltimore City police were notified after the student was taken into custody and are investigating the incident with Baltimore City Public Schools.