Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Battle Ground High School Weapon Case Continues

Officers from the Battle Ground Police Department continue to investigate leads in the incident from yesterday, May 12, 2009 at 1100 hrs, when a 17 year old student was arrested for carrying a loaded .25 caliber pistol on the Battle Ground High School grounds. Investigations have determined the gun was inside of a case in a backpack the student was carrying. The gun had been reported stolen from a Portland resident in 1989 and appears to have changed ownership a few times. There is no indication or evidence that the suspect had planned to use the weapon and it appears the weapon had been taken to school by the suspect who had hoped to sell the weapon for cash. The Police Department wishes to thank the student who alerted the School Security Officer to the incident. Responding officers appreciated the good work of the Security Officer who acted quickly and properly to notify the Battle Ground Police School Resource Officer. Officers were then able to get into the school, lo cate the suspect and get the weapon secured without any resistance. The male student was expelled from the High School according to Principal Tim Lexow. Some follow up will be completed and then the case reports will be submitted to the Clark County Prosecutor.

Contact Info: Lt. Roy Butler
507 SW 1st Street
Battle Ground, WA
360-342-5241 Office
360-600-5009 Cell

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