SeaTac middle-school student arrested for bringing stun gun to school

Acting on a tip, SeaTac Police officers stopped a student arriving at Chinook Middle School at abourt 8 a.m. Friday who had a stun gun, according to the King County Sheriff's Office.

The 13-year-old male student was seen at a bus stop by a parent with what looked like a gun. The parent, who police said wasn't the boy's parent, advised Chinook Middle School staff, who alerted the school resource officer.

The school resource officer and other SeaTac officers located and stopped a bus arriving at Chinook Middle School that was associated with the bus stop where the student was seen, according to the Sheriff's Office, which provides police services to SeaTac under a contract.

The student with the stun gun let officers know he had the weapon as all the students on the bus were being taken off one at a time.  Students, backpacks, and the bus itself were searched for weapons; the stun gun was the only weapon found.  All other students were safely sent on to class.

The student with the weapon was taken to the Youth Services Center and booked for Dangerous Weapons on School Facilities, a gross misdemeanor.  It is unknown at this time why the student was bringing the weapon to school.

SeaTac Police Chief Lisa Mulligan commented, “I have asked the school resource officer to coordinate a meeting with the parents of this student to identify their needs and to educate them as appropriate to the ramifications of the actions taken by their child," said SeaTac Police Chief Lisa Mulligan in a press release.

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