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Vernal student detained by police after allegedly bringing gun to school

Sep 22, 2022, 8:00 PM | Updated: Dec 29, 2022, 11:25 am

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VERNAL, Utah — A student at Vernal Middle School was taken into custody after police say the student allegedly brought a gun to school Thursday.

According to a news release, the school resource officer at the middle school was informed that a student allegedly had a gun inside the school. The officer was able to immediately identify and detain the student. 

The news release also states that a firearm and ammunition were seized. Additionally, the student has been booked into the Youth Detention Center. 

According to the investigation, authorities were able to discover that the student had a plan and a specific target. 

In their investigation, authorities were also able to confirm once the suspect was detained there was no longer a threat.

The incident is still under investigation by Vernal Police

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