RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- The King County sheriff's office says a 14-year-old Renton, Wash., boy has been arrested after bringing a handgun to school.
Sheriff's spokeswoman Cindi West says the gun found Monday at Northwood Middle School wasn't loaded and the boy didn't have any ammunition with him.
West tells KOMO-TV (http://is.gd/3Uajl1 ) the boy reportedly showed the gun to one student and was overheard telling several others he had a gun. The students told school security, which took the boy out of class. Officers arrested him and took him to juvenile detention.
In recent weeks in Washington, a 3-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed himself in Tacoma and the 7-year-old daughter of a Marysville police officer was accidentally shot and killed by a sibling. Last month, an 8-year-old girl was seriously wounded in a Bremerton classroom when a gun brought to school by a 9-year-old classmate accidentally discharged.
Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/