Police: Teen tried to sell airsoft pistol in school parking lot

Christopher Dornblaser

A Wellsville teen is accused of trying to sell an airsoft pistol and knives near a high school, according to Carroll Township Police.

Thomas Smith Salada Jr., 19, of the first block of Rainbow Trail, was seen with an airsoft pistol in the parking lot of Northern York County High School, police said.

Salada is charged with possession of weapons on school property, disorderly conduct and tobacco use in schools, according to officials.

Another student saw Salada in the parking lot of the school with an airsoft gun around 2 p.m. March 30, Sgt. David Smith said. Additional investigation showed that he was attempting to sell knives as well, police said.

No threat was ever made to students or staff, and the school did not go on lockdown, Smith said. The sergeant confirmed that at the time, Salada was a student at the school.

He could not confirm if Salada is still a student there.

Police also say Salada stole $1,000 from a Giant Food Stores fuel service area, where he worked, over the course of several months.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m. May 8 at District Judge Richard T. Thomas' office.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.