No charges in case of missing gun on school campus

A Reading-Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center employee's handgun ended up in the hands of a student, school officials announced Tuesday.

A Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center employee's handgun ended up in the hands of a student, school officials announced Tuesday.

The legally registered gun was left in the school employee's car on the center's parking lot last Tuesday, May 3, officials said.

Later the same day, the employee, whose name has not been released, arranged to have students work on the car as part of one of the school's training programs, officials said.

At the end of the work day, at approximately 3 p.m., the employee reported to center officials that the gun was missing.

The school contacted Muhlenberg police, whose investigation revealed that one of the students who was working on the car removed the gun. Officers recovered it from the student at approximately 9 p.m. the same day, officials said.

The center said it has since suspended the student and accepted the resignation of the employee.

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