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Teen pleads guilty in MPJ shooting incident
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FARMINGTON—The teen accused of walking into a classroom at Mueller Park Junior High in Bountiful and shooting into the ceiling pleaded guilty to two charges Monday. 

His parents and attorney seated next to him, the 15-year-old stood and answered, “true” as 2nd District Juvenile Court Judge Janice L. Frost read the charges of one count of shooting toward a building; a third-degree felony and one count of theft of a firearm, a second-degree felony.

Lindsay Jarvis, the young man’s attorney told the court that he had obtained the weapons from a safe in his home and went into the classroom at the school and fired into the ceiling.

The judge scheduled a sentencing hearing for Feb. 23 and explained that she was not bound by sentencing recommendations. She ordered that the teen remain in detention until the next hearing.

The morning of Dec. 1, police received a 911 call that a student had a gun and a shot had been fired in the school. An officer who happened to be in the area responded to the scene and the school went on lockdown.

The teen was subdued when his parents noticed some guns missing from their home and went to the school in search of their son. They were able to disarm and detain him until officers arrived and took him into custody. No one was injured.

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