COLUMBIA, PA. (WHTM) — A 16-year-old boy was arrested for possessing a fully loaded gun on Tuesday, May 24 in Columbia, Lancaster County.

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According to Columbia Borough Police, at around 8 p.m. in the 100 block of North Sixth Street, the 16-year-old was found to be in possession of a fully-loaded Smith and Wesson .380 caliber handgun that was concealed in his waistband.

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He was placed under arrest and charged with several violations of the Uniform Firearms Act. He was then taken to the Youth Intervention Center.

This arrest comes hours after an 18-year-old gunman opened fire at a Texas elementary school, killing over a dozen people.