No offence committed over ‘gun’ photo posted on social media

Richmond School.

A photo of what was believed to be a real gun sparked an investigation by police last week.

Police were called to Richmond School on Friday following concerns about the photo which had been posted on social media by a student.

However, police say the photo was actually of a toy gun and no offences were found to have been committed.

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A spokeswoman for the force said: “Officers carried out enquiries after a member of the public reported their concerns about an image posted on social media involving what they believed to be a gun.

“After carrying out further enquiries, police determined that it was a child’s toy and were satisfied that no offences had been committed.

 “A 14-year-old boy was spoken to in the presence of his parents and teachers.”

Richmond School declined to comment.