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Hazelwood West student brings stolen gun to school, police say

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HAZELWOOD, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A 17-year-old student from Hazelwood West is facing adult charges after bringing a gun to school Monday, sources said. 

Sources told News 4 the gun was found in the suspect's locker by police after the school received a tip that it was on their grounds.

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According to the source, the gun was stolen from someone in Franklin County in the 1970s.

The male student is being charged with two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of unlawful use of a weapon and one count of possession of a stolen firearm.

Some parents told News 4 they would like to see more security at the school.

The district later released a statement on the incident:

School Resource Officers of the Hazelwood Police Department along with Hazelwood West High School Administrators, received information that a student had brought a firearm to the Hazelwood West High School on 05/04/2015, and had unlawfully displayed it toward another student. 

On May 5th, a seventeen year old student was identified as the suspect and contact was made with the suspect on school grounds by Hazelwood West Administration, along with a Hazelwood Police School Resource Officer.

During the contact, the male suspect was found to be in possession of an unloaded small caliber semi-automatic firearm and a small quantity of ammunition. The male student was arrested and removed from school grounds.

The investigation by the Hazelwood Police Department and Hazelwood School District Administration continues. Warrant application will be made to the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.

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