Lewis-Palmer teen faces felony weapons charges for bringing gun to school

January 30, 2014 Updated: January 30, 2014 at 8:28 am

A 17-year-old Lewis-Palmer High School student was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of two felonies involving a weapon after El Paso County Sheriff's officials said he brought a gun to school.

The unnamed student was taken to the Spring Creek Youth Services center in connection with the alleged crimes of carrying a weapon on school grounds and possession of a handgun by a juvenile.

A tip that a student had a firearm on campus prompted authorities and Lewis-Palmer District 38 administrators to put Lewis-Palmer High School in Monument on a precautionary lockdown early Wednesday.

The lockdown was in effect from 9:30 a.m. to about noon, D-38 officials said. All students were safe and accounted for during the lockdown, which continued until investigators determined no one else was involved, said El Paso County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Jeff Kramer.

The student was detained and a weapon was confiscated, Kramer said.

Authorities said the investigation did not indicate that the student had any intention to use the gun.

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