Student arrested for bringing gun to University High

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says a 14-year-old student with a gun was arrested Monday at University High School.

Deputies said somebody tipped them off about the gun. Then, they decided they didn’t want to student to know they had information so a small team of deputies went into the classroom and were able to get everyone out safely.

Marla Nunberg, Director of Communications for the Central Valley School District, said police were able to quickly detain the student and confiscate the gun.

“With this rapid action, there was not a need for a lockdown at the school. All students, staff and the building were deemed safe by law enforcement,” Nunberg said.

Counselors will be available at U-High for students and staff who want to talk about the incident.

“We cannot emphasize enough how important it is for students that if they see something to say something to an adult authority,” Nunberg said. “We are thankful for our law enforcement, University High School administration, staff and students for their quick actions and following our protocols to keep everyone safe.”

Detectives said they are still trying to figure out why the teen brought the gun to school. The 14-year-old could face several felony and misdemeanor charges.