A 17-year-old male student was arrested by Boston Police on Thursday morning after he brought a loaded handgun to school.
Police responded to the Jeremiah E. Burke High School at 60 Washington St. in Dorchester, after a staff member found a 7.65 caliber Deutsche Werk handgun loaded with a single round of ammunition in the suspect's backpack.
The gun was spotted when the student went through the school's metal detector at the front entrance.
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The suspect, from Dorchester, was placed into custody without incident by police.
The suspect will appear in Dorchester Juvenile Court on charges of delinquent to wit: unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and unlawful possession of a large capacity feeding device.