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Two teens detained after allegedly bringing gun to Kentlake High School

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on April 3, 2012 at 1:17 pm |
April 3, 2012 1:17 pm

Two Kentlake High School students were arrested today after showing a handgun to other students at the Kent-area school.

King County sheriff’s deputies were detaining the boys, ages 16 and 17, and will be contacting Youth Services to see if they will be booked, the Sheriff’s Office reported.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to the school, 21401 S.E. Falcon Way, about 10 a.m. School officials had received reports that the two boys were showing off the gun, deputies reported.

Deputies located the boys in a classroom. They found the gun in the 16-year-old’s backpack. The younger teen said the 17-year-old had given the weapon to him, deputies said.

The older teen told deputies he’d taken the gun from his aunt’s Eastern Washington home during a recent visit. He didn’t ask permission and the aunt didn’t know he took it, deputies said.

It wasn’t immediately known why the teens brought the gun to school, deputies reported. There were no threats made by either boy.

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