A Spanaway middle school student was arrested Wednesday after two students said he pointed a rifle at them at a bus stop.
SPANAWAY — A 13-year-old middle school student was taken to a juvenile detention center after two students said he pointed a rifle at them at a Spanaway bus stop.
KCPQ-TV reports that the two students were headed to Cedarcrest Middle School on Wednesday morning when they saw the boy with a rifle.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office says the students reported the incident when they got to school, and officials called the sheriff.
The boy didn’t have the gun as the school. Investigators later found the rifle in some bushes near the bus stop along with 300 rounds of ammunition.
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Deputies believe the student stole the rifle from his grandfather’s gun safe. Two other firearms are also missing.
The 13-year-old was booked on a gun possession charge and felony harassment for pointing the rifle at the students.
Information from: KCPQ-TV, http://q13fox.com/