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Boy charged following incident at Nuneaton school

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A TEENAGE boy who was arrested at a school in Nuneaton yesterday has been charged by the Police with a number of offences.

Theboy from Nuneaton has been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, possession of ammunition with intention to endanger life and possession of an article with a blade on school premises following an incident at a school in Nuneaton yesterday.

 The incident occurred at Higham Lane School on Shanklin Drive, Nuneaton.

Police were called to the incident at the school yesterday (Tuesday 13 June) at 9.15am where the boy was arrested and a firearm and ammunition seized. He was also later found to be in possession of a pocket knife.

The boy has been detained and will appear at Warwickshire Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday 14 June).

Superintendent David Gardner said yesterday: “We responded promptly and the boy was quickly isolated and the incident contained to ensure there was no risk to pupils and staff.

“We have seized a shotgun and ammunition.

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“The initial report was received from the suspect himself and he was cooperative with police throughout. Officers were on the scene quickly and he was placed under arrest.

“I would like to thank staff and pupils at the school for their assistance while we managed this incident. Officers will be at the school for the rest of the day to provide reassurance.

“We will now carry out enquiries to establish exactly what happened and address any issues around the firearm.”

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