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Teen charged for illegal gun

Published:Wednesday | April 30, 2008 | 11:27 AM

The St. Thomas police have charged a teenage boy who was held with an illegal gun at a school in the parish yesterday.

The 16 year old boy has been charged with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

The boy is one of two who were held by the police on the school compound.

The police said around 12.30 p.m. yesterday afternoon, a police operation was carried out in Yallahs and surrounding areas.

During the operation, two male students were seen on a school compound acting in a suspicious manner.

According to the police, the boys were accosted and searched and a pistol containing 15 cartridges found in their possession.

They were taken to the police station and questioned. One of the teens was subsequently charged.

A shotgun with five cartridges was found in a separate incident at Paradise Lane in the parish.

No arrest was made in connection with that find.