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Wash. boy, 11, boy brings gun, knives and more than 400 rounds of ammo to school, cops say

An 11-year-old student at Frontier Middle School in Vancouver, Wash. was arrested on Oct. 23, 2013 on an attempted murder charge after allegedly bringing a handgun, 400 rounds of ammunition and several knives to school, authorities said KOIN-TV

An 11-year-old student at Frontier Middle School in Vancouver, Wash. was arrested on Oct. 23, 2013 on an attempted murder charge after allegedly bringing a handgun, 400 rounds of ammunition and several knives to school, authorities said
An 11-year-old student at Frontier Middle School in Vancouver, Wash. was arrested on Oct. 23, 2013 on an attempted murder charge after allegedly bringing a handgun, 400 rounds of ammunition and several knives to school, authorities said
KOIN-TV
(CBS/AP) VANCOUVER, Wash. - An 11-year-old middle school student accused of bringing a handgun, more than 400 rounds of ammunition and multiple knives to his school was arrested Wednesday night, police said.

Police recovered the weapons and ammunition earlier in the day at Frontier Middle School. No one was hurt.

The boy was interviewed by detectives and arrested for investigation of one count of attempted murder, police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said in a statement late Wednesday night. The boy, who was not identified, was booked into the Clark County juvenile detention center, she said.

CBS affiliate KOIN reports police have not identified the person who was allegedly being targeted.

Officers responded to the school about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to investigate a report that ammunition had been found there. Police located the ammunition and multiple weapons.

The middle school and adjacent Pioneer Elementary School were locked down for about two hours.

The police major crimes team continues to investigate, Kapp said.

An estimated 900 students attend the middle school and about 600 attend the elementary school, The Columbian reported.

Parents were primarily alerted about the ammunition and weapons find through the Frontier and district Facebook pages, along with the district website, said Kris Fay, Evergreen Public Schools spokesperson.

While middle school students were sent home with an explanatory letter, elementary school students did not get a letter because they were on an early release schedule, Fay said.

It is not clear how the 11-year-old got access to the weapons.

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