CRIME

Bountiful Police book juvenile for allegedly shooting a gun, forcing high school lockout

Sep 14, 2022, 7:54 PM | Updated: May 21, 2023, 4:31 pm

FILE: Bountiful Police (Photo: Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)...

FILE: Bountiful Police (Photo: Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

(Photo: Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

BOUNTIFUL, Utah — A juvenile male is in police custody for allegedly brandishing and firing a handgun nearby a high school Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Bountiful police press release, a juvenile victim reported that he was disputing with the juvenile suspect at the parking on 640 South 750 East at approximately 1:28 p.m. Tuesday.

During the dispute, the suspect brandished a handgun, fired it, and fled the area in a vehicle. No injuries were reported by police.

Bountiful High School was briefly placed on “lockout” status by its principal until 2:20 p.m., when officers were able to clear the surrounding area, according to Bountiful police.

On Wednesday afternoon, the juvenile suspect was arrested by police and booked into a juvenile detention facility. He is facing charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, possession of a dangerous weapon, and discharge of a firearm within city limits.

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Bountiful Police book juvenile for allegedly shooting a gun, forcing high school lockout