Lynnwood Police Department detectives early Thursday morning arrested a 15-year-old boy who admitted to bringing a pistol and ammunition to Meadowdale High School.
The student admitted to showing the gun to several other students, one of whom told their parents. The parents notified police, Lynnwood police spokeswoman Joanna Small said.
The pistol and ammunition were recovered from the teen’s room. “It was determined the gun belonged to a relative and that the teen stole it from that relative’s safe several months ago unbeknownst to that relative,” Small said.
The boy was booked into the Denney Juvenile Justice Center in Everett for theft of a firearm domestic violence and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.
“The Lynnwood Police Department and the Edmonds School District work collaboratively and aggressively to ensure our schools are safe,” Small said. “The suspects involved in these kinds of cases will be held accountable.”
Student needs to start Highschool over again. He certainly is not learning.
Where is the outrage here!?.. So many Edmonds area residents are seemingly consumed with petty things in comparison to this story. Streateries, the new signs, and several other topics garner outrage. A student bringing a gun and ammo to school is a huge deal! Every parent, grandparent, guardian, and relative of students today need to have the talk to speak-out when there’s any rumor of some student with a gun or any gun-type threats of any kind. Hold the parents accountable for their child’s actions, as well as the gun owner. Please get involved in this topic, whether you have children in school or not.
There should not be an outrage for an arrest of a high school student with a gun. That is the way these things should go. Stop a shooting before it happens. The best of parents do not have full control of their children once they are in high school. Best not to look for blame everywhere besides the student that committed the crime.
Mr. Brecht, re your “Best not to look for blame everywhere besides the student that committed the crime.” I do lay some blame on the relative from whom this juvenile stole the firearm. The article says it was taken from a safe, but obviously the safe was not locked or the boy was allowed access via key or combination. All gun owners have a responsibility to secure their firearms and keep them out of the wrong hands, and that certainly includes the hands of children.
Outrage that it happened is totally appropriate. And an unending massive amount of emotion over the possibility that the boy might have decided to shoot up the school, as has happened elsewhere recently.
Instead he brought it to school and showed the gun and ammo to other students. To what purpose?
Thank goodness for the student who reported the gun.
And you know these school shootings are not likely to go away.
Adults feeling the need to have guns at home and not keeping track of them, or securing them… or maybe buying a gun for their children!
Maybe schools need metal detectors and a policemen at entry points?
Would be like boarding an airplane.
I don’t know what can be done. But how can these school shootings and killings be stopped?
Certainly by not minimizing an occurrence such as this. Or by erasing parental responsibility.
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