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Sedgwick Junior High student arrested after bringing gun to school
A junior high school student who stashed a gun in his backpack and brazenly showed it off to other students was arrested Wednesday.
A 15-year-old Sedgwick Junior High School students was booked in a juvenile detention center for possession of the gun on school grounds, the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office reported Wednesday.
The sheriff's office reported first hearing of the gun-carrying student after another student who saw the gun told his parent. That parent then notified the school. Sheriff's deputies arrived at the school and confronted the teenager after spotting him in a school commons area.
The student admitted to carrying the gun and handed over his backpack. The gun was not loaded, and no ammunition was found. The teen was escorted to the main office before he was arrested.
A follow-up investigation concerning the firearm's history and the owner of the gun is underway, the sheriff's office reported.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.