Two 13-year-olds arrested after bringing airsoft gun to elementary school
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — Two 13-year-old boys were arrested and charged with possession of a dangerous weapon on school facilities after they brought an airsoft gun onto University Elementary property.
Police responded to the school around 6 p.m. Thursday night on the report of two boys with a gun outside of the school.
The boys were captured on surveillance video outside the building, looking through windows of the school. School was not in session, but student/teacher conferences were underway.
In the surveillance video, the boys pass the gun back and forth. One pulls the gun out of his pocket, pulled the slide back as if he was loading it, and tapped on the classroom window with it. Both boys then quickly hid on the ground beneath the window, before tapping the window with the gun again.
A teacher recognized one of the boys from the video and provided his name to deputies.
One of the boys was contacted at his residence by a Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy. He was wearing the same clothes as seen in the video, and admitted to being at the school with a friend and that they had an airsoft gun with them. He admitted to shooting the gun at windows of the school, aware conferences were going on to annoy them. He was also aware of the signage around the school stating firearms are no allowed on school property.
When he was advised he was under arrest, he became upset and said he didn’t care and that he would be released “tomorrow” anyway. He told a Deputy he wouldn’t end up in prison and wouldn’t be caught next time. He went on to say all cops are stupid and he was smarter than them. He was transported an booked into the Spokane County Juvenile Detention Facility.
The second boy was also contacted at his residence and confessed to having the airsoft gun at school with his friend. He stated they were shooting it at windows during the conferences because they thought it was funny. The boy said the pistol was “very realistic looking” and it was retrieved by his mother from his bedroom. He was also arrested and booked into the Spokane County Juvenile Detention Facility.
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