On Monday, at Fremont High School in Utah, a 16-year-old student was arrested because he took a loaded gun to school. His stated intentions were to “open fire” on some of his fellow students. Another student at the school saw the gun and reported it to authorities. This action may have saved many lives.
The student was arrested and booked into juvenile detention for further investigation. “After interviewing the subject, he admitted to detectives that he brought the gun to school with the intent to shoot a particular student and then open fire on the rest of the school,” said Sgt. Lane Findlay, Weber County Sheriff’s Office.
There were about 70 law enforcement members at the scene. They did a clean sweep of the school and evacuated each classroom. This process took over four hours. Students were instructed to leave the school with their car keys and cell phone, leaving their backpacks behind for further investigation.