Teen Accused of Bringing Loaded Gun to School in Cambridge

Police say 18-year-old Jemi Pearson of Cambridge, Massachusetts, was arrested after being caught with a loaded gun at Prospect Hill Academy

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A student was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly brought a loaded gun to a charter school in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Police say the incident happened at Prospect Hill Academy. Eighteen-year-old Jemi Pearson of Cambridge was removed from class and taken into custody.

The Cambridge Police Department said Pearson faces charges of carrying a loaded firearm without a license, carrying a firearm without a license, carrying a dangerous weapon on school grounds and possession of a firearm without an FID card.

The school notified parents about the incident in a memo and there will be an increased police presence at the school Thursday, police said.

It was not immediately clear if Pearson had an attorney.

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