Kalispell Boy Who Brought Gun to School Under Supervision

By Beacon Staff

A 14-year-old Kalispell boy who has been expelled for two years for bringing a loaded gun to school will remain under Youth Court supervision until he is 16.

The boy admitted a misdemeanor charge of possessing a weapon at school and District Judge Stewart E. Stadler placed him on formal probation on Friday.

The judge also ordered the boy to complete mental health and chemical dependency evaluations and write an essay on themes in the Michael Moore documentary “Bowling for Columbine.”

The boy said he took the 9 mm pistol from his grandfather’s house and brought it to Smith Valley School on Feb. 4. A sixth-grade boy told school officials that the boy showed him the pistol and that it was loaded.

Authorities have said there was no evidence the boy intended to hurt anyone.

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