Ten year old boy charged after bringing stolen, loaded handgun to school

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FLINT (WJRT) - (01/11/19) - A 10-year-old Eagle's Nest Academy student has been charged with bringing a stolen, loaded handgun to school.

The weapon was discovered Thursday morning at the charter school on Flint's north side.

Police say another student retrieved the handgun from the 10-year-old after learning he had it. He safely carried the weapon to the main office.

Police said the staff immediately put the school into a soft lock down and contacted authorities.

Friday afternoon, Genesee County prosecutor David Leyton said the boy is now charged with two felonies, including carrying a concealed weapon and felonious assault. He is also charged having a weapon in a weapons-free-zone, which is a misdemeanor.

Leyton also said the handgun was stolen.

The student will be processed as a juvenile and remains in custody at the Genesee County Regional Detention Center.

Eagle's Nest Academy was open for class as scheduled Friday.

The principal held an early morning meeting with parents to address their concerns.

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