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Spokane elementary school student expelled for allegedly bringing a gun to bus stop

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 15, 2015

From staff reports

A Logan Elementary student is suspected of bringing a gun to a school bus stop Wednesday morning, according to Spokane Public School officials. The 9-year-old boy was expelled later in the day.

According to other students, the boy told them he found the gun in his backyard. He then went back to his yard and brought it back to the bus stop, the district said. Several kids handled the gun before the 9-year-old returned it to his house. The gun wasn’t loaded.

Students told school staff what had happened. A resource officer arrested the boy who was taken to juvenile detention. The boy was charged with second-degree possession of a firearm. Spokesman Kevin Morrison said the boy was released within an hour.

Although the child is expelled, Morrison said he will be able to return to school. However, before that happens Morrison said school officials, staff, the child and teachers will sit down and discuss the incident to make sure “he understands the gravity of what he did.”

“(There was) no indication of a threat to do harm to anyone,” Morrison said.

Spokane Police assisted the district, but school district officers made the arrest.

The gun was never on school property.

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