Bronx student asked safety agent to watch bag with gun

He had a loaded Cobra mixed in with his course books.

A 20-year-old student busted for bringing a gun into a Bronx school stored it inside a bag of books he set down near a school safety agent — before asking her to watch his stuff, prosecutors said Thursday.

“Can you hold my books here? I’ll be back by third period,” Earl Williams told the agent in Providing Urban Learners Success in Education High School in Tremont on Wednesday morning, court papers say.

Upon opening the black plastic bag, the agent discovered a .38-caliber pistol with four live rounds.

Bronx high school student busted with gun, four bullets

No one was hurt in the episode that unfolded at the public alternative high school — which does not have metal detectors — on E. 179th St., a city Education Department spokeswoman said.

Williams was held on $15,000 cash or $5,000 bond at his arraignment in Bronx Criminal Court on weapons possession charges.

The city operates scanning stations at the entrances to 88 school buildings containing nearly 400 city schools.

Education Department officials also deploy a roving cadre of metal detectors — operated by NYPD school safety agents — to randomly selected public schools.

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