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Boy Who Brought Shotgun, Knives To Lakeside H.S. To Be Sentenced April 22

The 16-year-old boy is expected to get a year of formal probation, which would mean regular meetings with a probation officer.

A former Lakeside High School student who admitted will find out his punishment April 22.

The 16-year-old boy is expected to get a year of formal probation, which would mean regular meetings with a probation officer.

A hearing on the matter was held Friday at the Southwest Justice Center in French Valley. Lakeside Principal Jason Moscowitz and Kathleen Roberts, an assistant superintendent, attended the hearing.

Over her objections, Judge Mark Cope reduced a firearm assault charge to a misdemeanor.

A lawyer for the youth asked that the boy be allowed to go home pending sentencing, but Cope denied the request and ordered the child to stay in Juvenile Hall.

Authorities have refused to say what happened after the boy arrived on campus with the gun and knives on March 2, but they did say he got into a classroom.

The day of the March 2 incident, Mark Dennis, coordinator of community and media relations for the Lake Elsinore Unified School District, said, “the student quickly surrendered to school authorities. The incident did not develop into a further threat or tragedy. The school did not go to a lockdown."

Dennis said the boy sought out a teacher.

“I think it was more of a cry for help," he said.

There are press reports that the boy is autistic.

The youth was a high school student at another campus. --City News Service contributed to this report.

ashlee April 10, 2011 at 02:47 AM
Bring a gun and 2 knives to school and you get probation? So he basically gets away with what he did. Next time he will end up killing someone....
Michelle April 11, 2011 at 09:30 PM
I agree lock down for the safety of our children and staff would have been nice. My daughter attended this high school and would come home telling me how many kids are selling meth, weed , oxy , and xanax on this campus she said that is where the kids get all their drugs. and now ?

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