October 10, 1997 in City

Armed Teenager, Friend Picked Up At School

From Staff Reports

A teenager with a gun and his unarmed companion were arrested Thursday at Central Valley High School, sheriff’s deputies said.

The two were spotted on campus about 3 p.m. Administrators called the Sheriff’s Department, believing one had a gun.

Deputy Ron Mulvey and the school’s security officer searched the teens and found an unloaded, .22-caliber semiautomatic handgun and ammunition.

The gun was found in the waistband of 1997 Central Valley graduate Tracy S. Kinswa, 18, of 110 N. Barker, deputies said. The ammunition was in his pocket.

He is being held in the Spokane County Jail on a charge of possession of a stolen firearm. He may also be charged with possession of a firearm on school grounds, deputies said.

The other boy is a 17-year-old Central Valley student, who was not in class Thursday. Suspected of stealing the gun from his parents, he was taken to the county juvenile detention center.

, DataTimes

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