Adamo Kizey, 18, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, possession of ammunition with intent to endanger life, possession of a silencer and possession of cannabis on the 30 July.
The judge Recorder Oliver, today (Friday 24 September) said he believed Kizey to be a "danger to the public" and therefore must serve at least 2.5 years of his sentence before being eligible to appear before a parole board. A public protection order was also issued for Kizey to remain on licence for the rest of his life.
Detective Chief Inspector Peter Beyer, from the Metropolitan Police Service’s Central Task Force, said: "This student was carrying a firearm on college property which posed a significant safety risk to students and teaching staff, as well as the wider community."
“Officers from the MPS’s Central Task Force carried out a successful, targeted and discrete operation which has removed another gun from the streets of London."
Officers from the MPS’s Central Task Force arrived at the college on the 2 February to apprehend Kizey in order to execute a search warrant on his home address. The officers were acting on intelligence that he had been involved in dealing drugs in the area, and may be storing drugs at the property.
Kizey was called to a room at the college where officers were waiting. He was told that he had been called in to be detained and searched. When asked if he had anything on him, he replied "No".
Officers then searched him and discovered a black semi-automatic pistol inside his jacket, and a magazine containing six rounds of ammunition in his outer pocket.
Officers then accompanied him to his home address at Cambridge Gardens, Kingston-upon-Thames where they searched his bedroom and discovered 20 wraps of cannabis in a jacket pocket, a silencer for the pistol, kept in a white sock at the bottom of his wardrobe, and a set of digital weighing scales.
Principal, Peter Mayhew-Smith, KingstonCollege, said:
"Our main priority is the safety of our students and unlawful behaviour is not tolerated.
"Kingston College work in partnership with Kingston police to raise awareness of issues related to youth crime. Part of our induction programme features ‘Boy X’, a powerful drama performed by ARC Theatre, which addresses the pressures and influences young people face in our society and how they can influence people around them to make a positive contribution.
"The incident is the first of its kind at the College and was dealt with swiftly and discretely by the police removing any possible danger to other students and staff. We will continue working with the police to ensure students are educated on crime related issues. "