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.
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"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.