Monday, September 19, 2022 | 9:32 p.m.
Today’s morning was turned upside down at the Janssen Institute in Posadas, when it was discovered that a third-year student had entered the establishment with a weapon in his backpack. According to police sources in a first report, it would be a toy weapon, but the action was enough to alter the day of the polytechnic school of the provincial capital, since a police commission had to enter the Institute to proceed.
In the afternoon, the security force confirmed that it was an over-the-counter prop compressed air gun. In other words, it can be found in any toy store or even in the premises of La Placita.
The 15-year-old student will be summoned to give a statement by the Juvenile Court.
Meanwhile, according to police sources, “as things turned out, it will surely be a wake-up call; there was no contravention because the boy did not threaten or intimidate anyone, they discover him with the weapon in his backpack”.
The Territory tried several times to contact the school authorities to find out if administrative measures will be taken, but to no avail.
The Police received a phone call mid-morning indicating that there would be a minor at the Janssen Institute carrying, possibly inside his backpack, a firearm.
Given this complaint, a police commission went to the place. Upon arrival, according to the same sources, they met with a member of the institution’s preceptor team, who stated that a third-year teacher had told him that a student would have a “presumably firearm” in his backpack.
Given this, the Police took action and first called the General Directorate of the Scientific Police, whose members were present at the scene to carry out planimetry and photographs and proceeded to seize the weapon in order to determine if it was suitable for firing and if it is a prop weapon.
According to police sources, “observing with the naked eye, it would be a toy weapon.”
The Police also gave intervention to the secretary of the Correctional Court on duty, from where it was ordered that the young man be notified of the investigation of a case, without framing for the moment in any criminal classification and that after this he be handed over to the protection of parents.
Asked if it could cause any damage, since it shoots plastic pellets, the uniformed officers consulted explained: “The type of injury will vary from the area where it is on impact, but beyond a graze or a bruise, more than that does not may cause. The only seriousness can be if it hits squarely in the eye and if the shot is from close range”.