Published: Wed, December 07, 2016
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Parents disarm son who brought guns to Utah school

Parents disarm son who brought guns to Utah school

The boy took a shotgun, a handgun and several rounds of ammunition from his parents' gun safe, said police chief Tom Ross.

One of the students in that classroom at Mueller Park Junior School in Utah - Aliza - explains what happened and how the boy's parents intervened.

If the student fired the gun deliberately, Edwards said police don't know what the target may have been.

Investigators believe he took the weapons from his parents' gun safe.

Officials respond to Mueller Park Junior High after a student fired a gun into the ceiling in Bountiful, Utah on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. High is in custody and no one has been injured.

Mum April Williams waits to learn what is happening. The student allegedly fired a shotgun once into the ceiling of the classroom, and shortly thereafter his parents entered the classroom and stopped the incident.

The boy's father and mother had gone to the school that morning because they were concerned about their 9th-grade son's behavior and had noticed the weapons were missing from their home, Ross said.

Immediately after the shot was sacked, a 911 call came into the Bountiful Police Department and an officer was on the scene in under a minute.

All the students hid under their desks, and his parents managed to pull him into a hallway.

At one point, the teen pointed the shotgun at his own neck, but never aimed it at other students, police said.

However just moments after he fired, his mum and dad, who had been anxious about his behaviour and followed him to school, were able to disarm him.

He the walked to Mueller Park Junior High with the shotgun and two boxes of ammo under a long trenchcoat-type jacket, concealing the weapons.

"We really don't know the answers to the "why" questions", Mr Edwards said, including why he chose a classroom where he did not take courses and was not close to an entrance.

The teen was arrested and later booked into the Farmington Bay Juvenile Detention Center on multiple charges, including theft of a firearm and taking a weapon into a school, reported the Associated Press.

A teacher in suburban Salt Lake City calling 911 after a 15-year-old boy with a 12-gauge fired off a round into the classroom ceiling.

Calvin Smith, who was also in the room added: "He looked angry when he came in, like just kind of an angry face, and he just shot at the ceiling without an explanation".

Ross said they are still trying to determine a motive and the student's intentions.

A teacher called 911 and calmly told a dispatcher there was a boy with a gun at the school whose parents had subdued him and no one was hurt, according to a recording of the call.

Davis School District spokesman Chris Williams told KSL-TV that he had had no details about the student's identity or whether the student had any history of trouble or incidents at Mueller Park Junior High in Bountiful.

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