Loaded handgun found in possession of student at Pickering high school: police

A Durham Regional Police Service cruiser is seen in this file image. File / Global News

A teen is facing numerous charges after police say he was arrested with a loaded handgun at a Pickering high school earlier this week.

Durham Regional Police said in a news release that on Tuesday, police went to St. Mary Catholic Secondary School on Whites Road, south of Finch Avenue, “for a matter not related to the school” when they found a loaded gun in the possession of a student.

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Police said the gun was seized and the student was charged.

He is now facing several charges, including carrying a concealed weapon, unlicenced person possessing a prohibited/restricted weapon, and possessing a loaded restricted/prohibited firearm.

Further information about the incident wasn’t released by investigators.

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