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Two McKeesport teens charged with having a gun on a school bus

Michael DiVittorio
| Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

McKeesport police arrested two teens Tuesday afternoon after investigating a video of a student brandishing a gun on a school bus.

The boys, one 15 and the other 16, were taken into custody and charged with possession of a firearm by a minor and possession of a weapon on school property, police said via social media .

An investigation was launched after school district officials informed police about a video of a student in possession of a firearm.

The video was posted on social media and shows the 16-year-old with a firearm while on a school district bus. The incident took place Monday after dismissal.

City police said further investigation determined the 15-year-old was not in school that day, and brought the firearm on the bus, which was later handled by the other student.

The 16-year-old was taken to Shuman Juvenile Detention Center. It was unclear if the other boy was taken there as well.

The district released a statement about the incident through its Facebook page .

District officials said they completed their investigation and all further matters regarding the incident will be handled though McKeesport police.

Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, mdivittorio@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MikeJdiVittorio.

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