Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Teens pack sawn-off shotguns for school camp

‘Teachers who were suspicious that children on a school camp in Victoria might have alcohol in their bags found something much more sinister instead – two sawn-off shotguns and several rounds of ammunition.

Inspector Craig Gillard of Colac police said two boys, aged 14 and 15, were among a group of students from Colac College who had been on a school camp in the Gippsland region near the town of Bairnsdale.

He said teachers had become suspicious that some students might have alcohol hidden in their bags so decided to do a search.

“During that search, a teacher has located a 22 calibre (sawn-off) rifle and 10 rounds of ammunition in one bag, and a 12-gauge (sawn-off) shotgun and seven rounds of ammunition in another bag,” Insp Gillard said on Southern Cross radio.’

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