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March 20, 2012 at 10:04 AM

14-year-old arrested for bringing gun to school

A 14-year-old boy was arrested yesterday after bringing a gun to his middle school in the Renton area, according to the King County sheriff’s office.

There also was an arrest warrant out on the boy on charges of residential burglary and fourth-degree assault.

The youth, who is not being named because he is a juvenile, is accused of pulling out a gun while at Northwood Middle School, which is in the Kent School District. He allegedly showed the gun to another student and was overheard talking about the firearm, according to the sheriff’s office.

When deputies showed up, they escorted the boy from his classroom and found the unloaded gun in his jacket, sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West said. The youth is slated to appear before a King County Juvenile Court judge this afternoon.

West said that the boy had no ammunition on him.

She also said that the serial number on the gun had been removed.

On the earlier charges, the boy is alleged to have broken into an Auburn home on Oct. 25, 2009 and  then struck a female neighbor who interrupted the burglary.

In December 2009, King County Deputy Prosecutor Julie Kline charged the then-12-year-old with residential burglary and fourth-degree assault. At the time of his arrest, he was enrolled in Dimmitt Middle School,in the Renton School District, according to Auburn police.

A warrant was issued for the teen’s arrest in January 2010 after he failed to show up for an arraignment hearing. It’s unclear why the teen was not arrested sooner.

Chris Loftis, spokesman for the Kent School District, said the teen has been a student at Northwood Middle School since September.

 

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