Gun taken to school was stolen from house, Westminster police say

January 25, 1998

The unloaded revolver an East Middle School student brought to school Thursday was stolen from a Hampstead woman, Westminster police said.

The boy, 12, was charged Friday with possession of stolen property and also faces charges of having a concealed deadly weapon, possessing a deadly weapon on school property and reckless endangerment. The revolver was found inside a taped box in his possession at school.

Mary Wyatt of Hampstead called police Friday to report a .22-caliber revolver was missing. She told police the boy's father had called to inquire if a gun was missing from her home.

The missing revolver was the one confiscated at the school Thursday by police, who were called after a teacher became suspicious of the taped box.

Prosecution of the boy, who has been released to his mother, is being handled by juvenile authorities.

Pub Date: 1/25/98

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