Student Arrested With Loaded Handgun At West Roxbury High School

WEST ROXBURY (CBS) – A 14-year-old high school student was arrested by Boston Police Tuesday morning for bringing a loaded gun to school.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Doug Cope reports

Officials said the gun was found in a backpack of a student at the Media Technology High School on the West Roxbury Education Complex campus on VFW Parkway.

The firearm was a Smith & Wesson .38 loaded with five rounds of ammunition.

There are metal detectors at the main entrance, but the student with the gun entered through a side door, officials said.  They added that he was let in by another student to try to evade the metal detectors.

School officials were notified quickly and found him in a bathroom by the side entrance.

The juvenile is being held without bail after prosecutors moved for a dangerousness hearing.

The school is the former West Roxbury High School.

WBZ-TV’s Karen Anderson contributed to this report.


One Comment

  1. vlizzle says:

    Glad he was caught and I hope he gets a jail sentence

  2. JS says:

    Glad to see those gun laws are working…This kid will get a slap on the wrist and return to the drug/gang culture. When metal detectors are needed at a high school, parenting and society has failed these kids…

  3. gramps says:

    The kid who let him in is just as guilty!

    Lives were saved today, just by getting the gun off the ‘corridors & street’!

    Treat them as ‘Adults’!….That’ll make a few ‘eyeballs click’!


  4. Jim says:

    I wonder if this kid drinks 5 or more cans of a sugar drink over the course of a week.

  5. emom says:

    Wonder if his mother is proud of him,, did she pay attention to him ,,, or was he left to fend for him self,,, and they say soda is a cause for anger,,, wonder what this kids excuse will be,,, probably some gang thing,,,,, it always is,,,,

  6. Kubli Square says:

    I know the kid…just got ankle bracelet off on Thursday….what a deterrent!!1

    Why wasn’t school put on lockdown? Idiot headmaster didn’t know what was going on….They haven’t used the metal detectors in weeks, but did today….why?

  7. mikey says:

    Let’s just see if the mandatory 1-year sentence is imposed.

    Expel the student that let him in!

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