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December 6, 2011 at 9:55 AM

Franklin High student arrested for bringing BB gun to school

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A 14-year-old Franklin High School student was arrested yesterday after he brought a BB pistol to school, Seattle police said.

Just after 9 a.m., a witness flagged down a Seattle police officer in the 3000 block of Mount Baker Boulevard and told the officer he just saw a young boy brandish what appeared to be a handgun. The witness pointed out the boy, who was walking up a staircase to Franklin.

The officer used his patrol car’s PA system and ordered the boy to stop. Instead, the boy ran into the school, police said. The officer chased after him, but lost him in the school.

The officer spoke with another student, who said he saw the gun but didn’t think it was real.

The officer was able to identify the boy by looking through yearbook photos. The boy was found in class and taken into custody. Police say he admitted to having the BB pistol and led officers to the trash can on the third floor of the school where he had stashed the gun.

The boy was booked into the Youth Services Center for investigation of possessing a dangerous weapon at school.

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