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Student accused of bringing gun to school arrested, expelled

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BRUSH PRAIRIE, WA (KPTV) -

A Clark County high school senior arrested on charges of bringing a gun to school has been expelled.

Sheriff's deputies said the student showed up two weeks ago to Prairie High School in Clark County with a gun.

The 19-year-old was arrested after deputies interviewed him Wednesday.

The sheriff's office has not released the student's name.

He is charged with possession of a dangerous weapon on school grounds.

Prairie High School Principal Jason Perrins recorded an automated phone message for families of students.

The transcribed phone message, released by Battle Ground Public Schools, said:

"I am calling to inform you of an incident in which a student brought a concealed handgun to
school. Several students reported the incident to PHS authorities. The student was immediately
expelled under the school district's provision for emergency-expulsion. At no time were any threats made to students or faculty.

"Following an investigation by our school resources officer, the student was arrested at his home today. The weapon was secured and the student was transported to Clark County Jail. Weapons on school property, whether on a person or in a vehicle, are a violation of state law and district policy.

"The student will not be returning to Prairie High School.

"I want to express my appreciation to the students who came forward and all our students who
help us keep PHS safe. We are very proud of our students for realizing the seriousness of weapons being brought to school."

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