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Teens charged, guns linked to Boston school shooting

Two teenagers, one from Dorchester and the other from Lynn, were arrested and charged in the shooting at TechBoston High earlier this month.

Boston police said two firearms were also seized – a loaded 9mm Glock 19 handgun fitted with a laser sight and a .22 caliber handgun fitted with a laser sight.

The two minors, one 17 and the other 16, were charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, assault and injuries from a dangerous weapon and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling.

The teenage males are charged with shooting a teacher and student at TechBoston on March 16. Both victims were sent to hospital, but the shooting rocked the school community, with some calling for police to be returned to the halls.

“An event like this shakes a school community – and the wider community – to its core,” Suffolk DA Kevin Hayden said Saturday night. “But speaking to students and staff at TechBoston, I came away convinced of their strength and resilience.

“Now, thanks to the superb work of the Boston police, the Bureau of Security Services and the prosecutors in my office, they can come together again knowing that those responsible for this reckless act are in custody and will be held accountable,” he added. “The fact that both defendants are minors makes this incident all the more sad and makes us all the more determined to target the flow of guns on our streets.”

A teacher and student were fatally shot in the TechBoston Academy parking lot while preparing for a school event on March 16, police said. The ambush happened at 5.40pm and the 31-year-old man and 17-year-old boy were both taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

One of two firearms confiscated by Boston police in the TechBoston school shooting. (Photo BPDNews.com.)