Teen charged in pellet gun incident near school

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A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection to the discovery of a pellet gun outside a St. John’s high school.

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The youth is facing charges of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and carrying a concealed weapon. These charges come a day after police were called to Booth Memorial High School Tuesday morning because someone there allegedly had a gun.

Multiple schools in the area went into secure mode while a dozen Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officers investigated with help from two K-9 units.

One K-9 unit found the suspect, a student from the school, who police took into custody. The other K-9 unit located the handheld pellet near the Salvation Army building next door to Booth Memorial.

The accused appeared in court Wednesday morning and was released on an undertaking. His next court date is scheduled for July 22.

The order for schools to operate in secure mode was lifted once the suspect was in custody.

Organizations: Booth Memorial High School, Salvation Army

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