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PD: Teen Fires Shot Inside School Administration Building in Boston

No one was injured, and a suspect is in custody

Boston Police said a teenager fired a shot inside a school administrative building on Wednesday morning following a dispute with another teenager.

The incident was reported at 9:22 a.m. at 2300 Washington St. in Roxbury, a Boston Public Schools administration building. Police said the firearm went off following an altercation between two males in the upstairs lobby.

Police say it was a 15-year-old who pulled out the 40-caliber semi-automatic gun on the stairs as he passed another teen he appeared to know.

Police say the two exchanged words, which prompted the first teen to pull out the gun. A single shot was fired during the struggle.

Police said no one was injured. A suspect is in custody and a firearm was recovered. The scene is still active but secure.

The building where the shooting occurred is the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Dudley Square. It houses most Boston Public Schools departments, including those of the superintendent and School Committee. The building is also home to several restaurants and retail businesses.

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