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At about 8:00 AM, on Friday, February 18, 2022, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for a recovered firearm at 95 G Street, Excel High School in South Boston.
Upon arrival, officers were met by school staff members who stated they found a firearm in a students backpack during a routine security check. Chen was also a person of interest in another firearms related offense that occurred in Quincy.
Officers safely recovered the firearm and located the student at DistrticD-4 (South End) after he fled the school and turned himself in. No word on if they school plans to take any disciplinary action.
Anthony Chen, 18, of Boston was placed under arrest and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. He is expected to be arraigned in South Boston District Court.