Man arrested with airsoft gun at high school football game

NEWPORT, Wash - The Pend Oreille County Sheriff's Office arrested a young man Friday who brought an airsoft gun to the Newport High School homecoming football game.

A sheriff's deputy was off duty Friday night when he was approached by school staff, who said there was a man with a gun concealed in his waistband.

Other deputies arrived and arrested 18-year old Jonathon D.J. Hodge. 

Deputies say Hodge was carrying an "air soft pistol that realistically replicated a 1911 .45 caliber pistol, along with extra pellets and a spare CO2 cartridge," according to a news release. 

Hodge told deputies he knew he wasn't supposed to bring the hun to school. "He also indicated that he thought if something happened he might want to be able to stop an attack and wanted to show it to his friends."

Hodge was booked into the Pend Oreille County Jail on a charge of Possessing a Dangerous Weapon on School Facilities.