Monday 18 December 2017

Armed police swoop after gun found on school bus

Antony Stone

Armed police were scrambled after an incident involving a potentially lethal suspected airgun on a school bus.

Three youths are in police custody after the incident which happened while the bus was travelling to Queen Elizabeth High School, Carmarthen, south Wales.

A BB airgun was later recovered from the bus. Nobody was injured in the incident which was quickly brought to a close, Dyfed Powys Police said.

"Police officers were called to attend to an incident involving a suspected airgun that had occurred on a school bus en-route to Queen Elizabeth High School this morning at 8.24," a spokesman said.

"Response officers were deployed along with armed response officers in accordance with standard operating procedures for such calls.

"No one was injured during the incident and three youths are in police custody awaiting questioning."

Chief Inspector Nicky Carter added: "I'd like to reassure the public that this incident was resolved quickly and brought to a close.

"A BB air weapon was recovered at the scene and officers are now trying to establish exactly what happened.

"Officers will remain at the school to provide reassurance to all pupils and staff. The school has been kept fully informed throughout."

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