LYNNWOOD — Police arrested a 15-year-old boy Thursday who allegedly brought a pistol and ammunition to Meadowdale High School.
The student acknowledged he showed the gun to other students, according to a news release from Lynnwood police. One of those students told their parents. The parents reported it to police.
The gun reportedly belonged to the boy’s relative. Officers believe he stole it from the relative’s safe months ago without the relative’s knowledge.
The boy was booked into Denney Juvenile Justice Center in Everett for investigation of theft of a firearm and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.
The arrest comes amid heightened fears over safety in local schools. After a shooting at a Michigan high school that killed four children, threats have been reported across the county.
On Wednesday, a 14-year-old Meadowdale Middle School student was arrested after he was accused of threatening the school.
A 14-year-old Mukilteo boy was charged earlier this month with six felonies in connection with threats at three schools. He reportedly told police he thought it was funny and didn’t mean to harm anyone.
At North Middle School in Everett, police sent reports to prosecutors about a 12-year-old boy accused of making a threat.
A 13-year-old student could face charges for false reporting for accusing a classmate of threatening a shooting at Hidden River Middle School in the Monroe School District.
And many schools throughout the county have closed their campuses recently in the face of rumored threats.