10-year-old boy suspended after bringing gun to Richfield school

Published: Friday, April 5 2013 1:05 p.m. MDT

RICHFIELD — A 10-year-old boy was suspended from school this week after bringing a gun to school.

The principal at Pahvant Elementary School found the gun in the fifth-grader's backpack, according to a statement from the Richfield City Police Department. The Sevier County School District said another student reported the gun to the principal.

Police determined the gun was stolen from a family friend Monday night. The boy's intentions were not immediately known.

The boy was suspended for 10 days and also faces possible expulsion, as well as criminal charges.

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