East Boston HS Student Arrested Following Discovery of Weapon

An East Boston High School student was arrested after police discovered a discarded gun off of school property on Thursday, according to Boston Public Schools.

Keon Harris, 20, of Boston, was arrested on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm in the area of 169 Brooks Street in East Boston, according to police.

The small revolver was found near the location of where Harris was apprehended.

"The school was not placed into safe mode, as the incident occurred off of school property and was quickly resolved," Boston Public Schools said in a statement."East Boston High School will increase the use of metal detection technology immediately, and utilize staff and School Police to provide a visible presence in and around the school."

Harris is due to appear in East Boston District Court.

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