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Fake firearm found at local high school

Two Oshawa youths are facing a number of charges following the seizure of drugs and an imitation firearm at RS McLaughlin CVI.

On March 1, police were dispatched to the high school following reports of a man with a gun. When they arrived, a 16-year-old 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.

The imitation firearm and a quantity of drugs were found in the school.

A 16-year-old male from Oshawa is charged with trafficking a controlled substance (marijuana) and possessing an imitation firearm in a public place.

A 17-year-old female from Oshawa is also charged with possessing an imitation firearm in a public place.

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