A High School from Utah might have been the scene of a bloody shooting if not for two concerned parents who disarmed their child. A 15-years old teen was disarmed by his parents, after stealing a shotgun and a handgun from his home and firing a shot in a classroom.
The teen disarmed by his parents was studying at Mueller Park Junior High School Utah. On the morning of the 1st of December, the teen’s parents discovered that several firearms were missing from their home and realized that their son might have taken them to school.
Meanwhile, at approximately 8:00 am, someone from the school initiated a 911 call, telling the operators that a gunshot was heard at the school. Two minutes later, approximately 100 police officers and paramedics arrived at the scene and placed the school on lockdown.
Before the officers arrived, the teen’s parents arrived at the school before the shot was fired. After hearing the gun discharge, the teen’s parents rushed to their son’s classroom and disarmed the teen before he could fire a second shot.
Moments later, the officers arrived and took the teen into custody. Tom Ross, Bountiful City’s Chief of Police, offered a couple of details regarding the incident. After the teen had been apprehended, the authorities discovered one shotgun, a handgun and additional ammunition on the teen.
According to the Chief of Police, the teen quietly entered the classroom, drew out his gun and fired a shot at the ceiling. At this moment, the law enforcement officers were unable to determine the reasons behind the teen’s actions.
Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident. The teen was taken to a juvenile detention center. No formal charges haves been filed against the adolescent.
Ross declared that before the teen disarmed by his parents entered the classroom, someone tried to convince him to abandon his plans. No one knows for sure if the teen wanted to shoot someone or if he wanted to intimidate his teachers and classmates.
At around 11 am, the lockdown was lifted, and the school resumed its activity. However, there were many concerned parents who wanted to take their children home. The law enforcement authorities said that the concerned parents could pick up their children from a nearby church.
Stephanie Neslen’s son was in the school when the firearm discharged. Like many other parents, she rushed to the school to pick up her son after receiving a troubling text message from him.
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