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Police: Vancouver teen brought gun to school to sell it

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VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) -

A 16-year-old high school student in Vancouver is facing serious charges after police said he brought a stolen gun to school to sell to another student.

Police were called to Evergreen High School before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Investigators said the student left a single-shot Rossi 410-gauge 22-caliber rifle-shotgun combination gun in a nylon case under a table inside a classroom.

A teacher found it, along with a box of ammunition, and reported it right away.

Police said the barrels of the gun had been removed.

The teen was located by police and arrested on charges of felony possession of a stolen firearm, possessing a dangerous weapon on school grounds and unlawful possession of a gun. He was booked into the Clark County Juvenile Detention Facility.

The student who was the prospective buyer of the gun was also identified and interviewed, according to police, but he was not arrested or charged with a crime.

Vancouver police said there were no threats of violence related to this case.

Police and SWAT members conducted a complete search of Evergreen High School, which was put into lockdown, along with another nearby schools.

The district decided to release Evergreen High School students early once the investigation was complete.

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