Student charged with trying to bring loaded gun into Burke High School

Boston Police report arresting a 17-year-old after a school-police officer found "a 7.65 caliber Deutsche Werke handgun loaded with a single round of ammunition" around 8:30 this morning.

The student was charged with being delinquent for unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and unlawful possession of a large-capacity feeding device, police say.



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This gun

The company that made this gun closed in 1945. The places its been since then is anyone's guess.

Note to Adam:

Caliber refers to inches. This was a 7.65 millimeter round, as noted. A 7.65 inch round would be on the order of a naval cannon shell. If that's a direct quote from the cops, they really should know better.

Boston School Police

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They have one of the toughest police jobs in the city. They are underpaid and are unarmed and get treated worse than teachers from school administrators.

hidden guns?

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they found this one coming in, most stay hidden outside. this kid was probably afraid of someone or hunting someone.

Where'd he hide his ammo?

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If he had only one round, he was too afraid to bring bullets, or maybe he was just showing it off or selling this antique. Hopefully was not intending to use it.

Im just curious about the

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Im just curious about the Possession of a Large-Capacity Feeding Device. I'm assuming that magazine was manufactured prior to 1994 and therefore can legally hold more than 10 rounds, correct?

Only if you're licensed for

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Only if you're licensed for large capacity (LTC-A unrestricted). The thing that I'm curious about is that doesn't look like a high capacity magazine.

Class A

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You need the large capacity (class A) license or it's a separate crime. Likewise ammo is legal too, he just had it without license.