Friday, November 21, 2008

Gun in School Update

A judge in West Roxbury District Court has set bail for Walter West, Jr. at $100,000 and revoked his open bail in connection with another case.

“The defendant had a cocked and loaded 9mm handgun inside a school,” said Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley. “With rounds in the chamber and the magazine, it presented an extremely dangerous situation in a building full of innocents.”

Also arraigned in connection with the disturbance yesterday morning at Boston English High School were two juveniles and two other 17 year-olds from Dorchester. The three older defendants will have to wear a global position monitoring system and observe an 8 p.m. curfew.

In a statement issued after the arraignment, Conley also said, “A case like this should be chilling to every parent and every person in the Commonwealth who cares for children’s safety, no matter where those children live or go to school.”