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Teen pleads not guilty to gun charges

Mirror staff reports

A Federal Way teen arrested for bringing loaded handguns to school was charged with three crimes April 25 by King County prosecutors.

The teen, a 15-year-old sophomore at Todd Beamer High School, pleaded not guilty to second-degree possession of stolen property, second-degree possession of a firearm and carrying a dangerous weapon in a school, reports said. The student's name has not been released.

The three weapons the teen brought to school on April 19 were stolen from a Washington state trooper during a burglary earlier that morning in Pierce County, reports said. The student, who could face charges in Pierce County, said he intended to sell the weapons, and did not plan to use them for school violence, reports said.

Two other teens — a 16-year-old Todd Beamer student along with the trooper's 15-year-old son — were also charged with six counts of theft of a firearm and one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, reports said. Both pleaded not guilty.

Three more stolen guns were later discovered in a trash bin outside the 16-year-old Todd Beamer student's apartment, reports said.

Todd Beamer High School was placed on lockdown for about an hour April 19 after following a tip that a student was carrying weapons as well as extra ammunition.

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