Students Accused of Having Gun at School

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

SUTTON, W.Va. (AP) - Two students are accused of having a gun at Braxton County High School.

State Police Trooper J-E Kincaid says a 16-year-old boy brought the 22-caliber semi-automatic handgun to school one day last week to show it to 18-year-old Jeremy Dennison of Frametown.

Kincaid says the juvenile, whose name isn't being released, brought the gun back the next day and sold it to Dennison.

Both students were arrested last Thursday after authorities received an anonymous tip and found the unloaded gun hidden in an abandoned building. Kincaid says Dennison hid it there on his way home from school.

Dennison is being held at Central Regional Jail on two felony charges -- possession of a deadly weapon at an educational facility and conspiracy to possess a deadly weapon.

Kincaid says the younger boy, who is being held in a juvenile facility, faces the same charges -- plus a charge of misdemeanor petit larceny.

Superintendent Carolyn Long says both students have been removed from school for the rest of this year and perhaps longer.

Dennison's lawyer, Stephen Callaghan, couldn't be reached for comment.

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