A 14-year-old boy taken into police custody for possessing a firearm has been provided with legal representation.

He’s to be transferred today to the Metcalfe Juvenile Correctional Centre in Kingston.

That’s according to Children’s Advocate, Diahann Gordon Harrison.

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The police say the boy was accosted and searched by police in Denham Town, in West Kingston yesterday.

They say a nine-millimeter pistol and seven rounds of ammunition were found on his person. He was taken into custody and the Child Development Agency contacted.

He’s a student at a Clarendon-based school. Mrs. Gordon-Harrison says his parents have not been located.

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She says his circumstances are unfortunate.

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