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NEWS - "Middle school student with gun taken into custody"

GARLAND - March 15, 2022

On March 14, at approximately 2:20 p.m., multiple students at Bear River Middle School contacted school administration and reported another student was in possession of a handgun.

The school administrator immediately contacted school resource officers with the Tremonton Garland Police department, who responded, along with school administration, and located the student. A 9 mm handgun was found concealed on their person.

The student was taken into custody without incident, and the handgun was recovered along with a large knife.

Parents of the juvenile were notified by the school and they responded. Officers asked to interview the juvenile to determine the intentions and how the firearm was obtained. The juvenile’s parents declined to let officers interview the subject.

The juvenile was then transported to the Cache Valley detention center and booked in on multiple charges. The case is being referred to Juvenile Court.

At this time there are no further known threats at the school, but there will be an added law enforcement presence.

If further information is obtained it will be released on the Department’s Facebook page.


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