A 14 year old Boston high school student was arrested this morning on Massachusetts Gun Crimes Charges after he allegedly brought a loaded handgun to West Roxbury High School.
The 9th grade student was charged in West Roxbury Juvenile Court this morning on charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm.
The Boston high school student was arrested at the West Roxbury Education Complex this morning by Boston School Police when he allegedly tried to avoid the metal detector when entering the school.
Following his arraignment on gun charges, the student was held without bail pending a Dangerousness Hearing.
The Massachusetts Gun Crime of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm is punishable with imprisonment for a minimum-mandatory sentence of not less than 18 months in the House of Corrections and up to 5 years in state prison.
In order to prove unlawful possession of a gun, the prosecutor would have to prove that the defendant possessed or had under his control a firearm. A "firearm" is defined in Massachusetts is a pistol or revolver, loaded or unloaded, from which a bullet can be discharged and which has a barrel length of less than 16 inches."