Police were called to Bexhill College on Monday afternoon (November 28) following reports that man had been seen with a gun.
Students had seen someone raise his jumper to reveal the handle of what was believed to be a gun in his waistband. The suspect was found in De La Warr Road and after a short pursuit, a 16-year-old from Hastings was arrested and charged with possessing an imitation firearm in a public place and resisting a constable in the execution of their duty.
The teenager, who is not a student, has been bailed to appear before Hastings Youth Court on December 13.
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