Teen charged with possession of replica gun at Pickering’s St. Marys High Secondary

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Published April 3, 2023 at 2:24 pm

Police have laid charges against a 16 year-old Pickering youth after he allegedly brought a replica firearm to St. Marys Catholic Secondary School Friday.

Police were called to the school just after noon for reports of a student armed with a gun. Officers quickly arrived on scene and took a young man into custody.  A replica firearm was recovered in his backpack.

Due to the immediate response of police and the student being quickly placed into custody a lockdown was not initiated.

The teen has been charged with possession of weapon dangerous to public peace.  He was released on an Undertaking.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact Const. Kennedy of the West Division Community Response Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2515.

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