Story By: Lee Bullen, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: CEN
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A 17-year-old student has been arrested for going to school with an AK-47 assault rifle.
The incident took place at an unnamed school in the town of Layla in the central Saudi Arabian state of Riyadh and was shared on social media where it has been viewed nearly 30,000 times.
In the footage, the Saudi teen is seen walking through a school reception area with the Kalashnikov assault rifle by his side.
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As he struts alongside a pal, the pair are last seen climbing a stairwell to an upper floor.
Security forces were called into action and reportedly arrested the 17-year-old Saudi student.
According to local media, the unnamed teenager is expected to serve time behind bars for the school stunt with some hoping that the local authorities do not come down too hard on him.
Under weapons and ammunition law, perpetrators can reportedly receive up to 15 years in prison as well as a fine of 150,000 SAR (31,000 GBP).
Online blogger Yasser Al Qissi said that instead of a prison term he should be given “lots of lashes” so that he “never forgets the lesson and will abide by the law in the future”.
One anonymous netizen called the teenager “too young and not careful enough” while questioning where the school security was as he “moved freely with a machine gun through the school”.
The investigation continues.