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Adrian Walker

Newtown tragedy was unthinkable, preventable

Last Monday morning, a 16 year-old student strolled into the Jeremiah E. Burke High School with an unloaded Ruger handgun and several rounds of ammunition in his backpack.

He was arrested after school officials stumbled on the gun while searching him for a stolen cellphone. ­Police and school officials expressed relief that no one was harmed. The Globe ran a short story inside the paper. A gun in a school is not a huge shock anymore.

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