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Cook Elementary School student faces charges in gun incident

A boy who allegedly brought a gun to Cook Elementary School on Tuesday faces three criminal charges, St. Louis County Attorney Melanie Ford said Wednesday.

A boy who allegedly brought a gun to Cook Elementary School on Tuesday faces three criminal charges, St. Louis County Attorney Melanie Ford said Wednesday.

The boy faces charges of assault in the second degree, terroristic threats and possession of a dangerous weapon on school property, Ford said. The boy is being held in the Arrowhead Juvenile Center. The Probation Department is reviewing his case for possible release under the intensive supervisory program. A pretrial hearing will take place Wednesday.

The assault charge was filed because the boy pointed the gun at a female student, Ford said.

A report from the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office said the boy apparently intended to show the weapon to friends. When officers responded at 10:40 a.m., school officials already had possession of the weapon.

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