Central Kitsap teen charged after taking gun to high schools

A 15-year-old male was charged Monday for possessing a dangerous weapon on school facilities, according to authorities.

The charges follow a Friday arrest for allegedly bringing the gun onto Central Kitsap and North Kitsap high schools' property.

The Central Kitsap School District student was also charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and theft of a firearm in Kitsap County Juvenile Court, said Deputy Scott Wilson, Kitsap County Sheriff's Office spokesman.

An investigation began Thursday and "through criminal investigative means" the department learned that the teenager was in possession of a firearm while on the premises of Central Kitsap High School, Wilson said.

The teenager reportedly had the gun when he left the high school in Silverdale and brandished the weapon while provoking a fight with a North Kitsap High School student at Raab Park in Poulsbo. He then walked to North Kitsap High School, concealing the weapon, but was asked by school officials to leave because he was not a North Kitsap student.

The teen walked to a nearby park and reportedly fired one shot from the pistol.

The firearm was allegedly stolen from the teen's house on Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. The gun was recovered Thursday evening from a Central Kitsap home that the teen had visited. A nearby homeowner found the gun along a fence line and turned over to sheriff's deputies.

The court ordered the juvenile be released from juvenile detention on personal recognizance, according to Wilson.


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