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Boy sentenced after taking shotgun in to school

LADY JUSTICE STATUE

A TEENAGE boy who was arrested at a school in Nuneaton in June has been sentenced following the incident.

The boy from Nuneaton was 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 on June 13 this year.

The Boy, 15, who can not be named due to his age has been given a six-year youth detention order after taking shotgun and ammunition in to the school.

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

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

Superintendent Andy Nolan said: “This was a concerning incident for all involved. Fortunately the call handlers, officers and staff at the school responded promptly to contain the boy and ensure pupils at the school were kept safe. I would like to thank staff and pupils at the school for their cooperation and support during the incident and the following investigation.”

His Honour Judge Andrew Lockhart QC reserved praise for the 999 call handler in the case. Superintendent Martin Samuel said: “Our emergency call handlers are all trained to make quick decisions in high pressured situations. The call handler in this case immediately understood the severity of the situation and took immediate steps to ensure the safety of everyone concerned. He is a credit to the force.”

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