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Boy arrested after staff find gun at Skyview, says Clark County Sheriff’s Office

By Jessica Prokop, Columbian Local News Editor
Published: May 31, 2022, 3:26pm

Clark County sheriff’s deputies arrested a boy Tuesday at Skyview High School after school employees reported finding a handgun in his jacket pocket.

The boy, who was not identified, was arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a dangerous weapon on school grounds, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

He told school officials he brought the semi-automatic handgun for self-defense. It had rounds in the magazine and an empty chamber, the sheriff’s office said.

The boy was referred to speak with a designated crisis responder at the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center, the news release states.

A Heritage High School student was arrested Thursday after allegedly bringing a handgun to school in his backpack. The boy, who was not identified, reportedly told authorities he had no intention of hurting himself or others, the sheriff’s office previously said.

The investigations are ongoing.