Boston Police Retrieve Loaded Handgun 7-Years Old Brought to School

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Boston police recovered a loaded gun that a 7 year old had brought to school.

According to a police investigation, a report was made by police that a student from Up Academy had a firearm. It was reported that the incident occurred at 3:30 p.m. on October 27. News release.

Police reported that a loaded firearm was taken from the young student by police officers upon their arrival.

According to police, the firearm that was recovered was a semiautomatic gun. However, they did not reveal details about how it was originally found. NBC 10 Boston.

Detectives from District C-11, and the Boston Police School Unit are continuing to investigate this incident.

“The Boston Police Department is focused on the proliferation of guns in our City and keeping access to them away from the youngest among us needs to be a priority for everyone,” said Boston Police Department Commissioner Michael Cox, in the police release.

The Mayor Michelle Wu and Mary Skipper, the Boston Public Schools superintendent, discussed the incident, as well as the reminders about gun dangers in schools.

“The person responsible for allowing access to this weapon is going to be held accountable,” said Mayor Michelle Wu, according to the police statement. “No child should be near a weapon, much less directly endangered at such a young age. 

“I’m speechless. I don’t have the words. This is truly devastating,” said Superintendent Skipper, according to the police statement. “We have to ask ourselves how a very young student becomes in possession of and gains access to a firearm.”

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