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Shadle Park High School student arrested on assault, firearm charges

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017

Police arrested a Shadle Park High School student suspected of brandishing a gun and assaulting another student on Monday off campus.

The assault happened sometime around 12:30 p.m., said Spokane Public Schools spokesman Kevin Morrison.

Either the victim or the victim’s parents contacted the Spokane Police Department and Shadle Park High School officials, said Spokane police spokesman Shane Phillips.

The extent of the student’s injuries was not released.

The suspect was apprehended while attempting to return to school, officials said.

Shadle Park High School did not enter lockdown.

“It’s a decision the school makes,” Phillips said. “But they found out about the incident, the person’s name and spotted the person all at the same time. Before they could put it on lockdown, they snatched him up.”

Phillips said police are recommending charges of second-degree assault and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.

In a separate incident near North Central High School around the same time, at least four students were detained by police for questioning after a robbery in the Hillyard area.

Several students apparently boarded a Spokane Transit Authority Route 27 bus headed downtown, which was stopped by police at a bus stop near the school.

One of the students involved said the problems began because of a disagreement regarding marijuana.

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