A 15-year-old student at Lower Cape May Regional High School was arrested Monday on charges of having an airsoft pistol and knife at the school.

Police responded at 11:06 a.m. after a school administrator found the items, police said in a release. Airsoft guns are replicas of real weapons and fire plastic pellets. The student may have been smoking in the bathroom, police said.

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The student was arrested and transported to the Bridgeton juvenile detention facility, police said.

No one was threatened or exposed to the weapons, police said.

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