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  One Young Person Arrested After Imitation Firearm Located in Oshawa

Mar 02, 2018 14:08 ET

One male youth faces a drug trafficking charge and an imitation firearm seized at an Oshawa high school.

On Thursday, March 1, 2018 at approximately 10:30 a.m., members of Central West Division responded to McLaughlin High School in Oshawa after reports of a male with a gun. Police arrived at the school and a 16-year-old male student was arrested after allegations that he was in possession of a handgun. The school was placed in a hold and secure for a brief period of time. An imitation firearm and drugs were located in the school.

A 16-year-old male from Oshawa was charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (marihuana) and Possessing an Imitation Firearm in a Public Place. He was released on a Promise to Appear.

A 17-year-old female from Oshawa was charged with Possessing an Imitation Firearm in a Public Place. She was issued a part three Summons.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact Cst. DePalma of Central West Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1836.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.