Police: Utah teen planned to open fire at school

Author: Associated Press
MGN Online

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Police say a student caught with a loaded gun at his northern Utah high school planned to shoot a former girlfriend and open fire on the rest of the school.

The Weber County Sheriff’s Office says another student spotted the handgun at about noon Monday at Fremont High School. The 16-year-old was arrested and booked into a juvenile detention center on suspicion of three misdemeanor weapons possession charges.

Lt. Lane Findlay says the teen was angry after hearing rumors were going around about him.

No shots were fired, though the Plain City school was evacuated for about four hours as authorities searched classrooms.

The teen’s name was withheld because he is a juvenile.

Plain City has a population of about 6,000 and is 45 miles north of Salt Lake City.

Copyright ©2023 Fort Myers Broadcasting. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without prior written consent.