West Ottawa student charged with carrying gun at school

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HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — A West Ottawa High School student has been formally charged with carrying a gun on school property.

Davian  Joseph Weston, 17, of Holland Township, was arraigned Friday afternoon  in Holland District Court on charges of carrying a concealed weapon,  receiving and concealing a stolen weapon and possessing a weapon in a  weapon-free school zone.

The charges stem from an incident at West Ottawa High School Thursday morning.  The school was put on lockdown after students learned Weston had a gun  and reported it to authorities, according to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s  Office.

Weston  was identified and taken into custody outside the school by two  deputies, the sheriff’s office said. No one was injured in the incident.

Detectives interviewed Weston but don't know why he brought the gun, though they say they believe he had it inside the school at one point. 

"Right now, there's  no clear indication he had any intended target at the school," Capt.  Mark Bennett said Thursday. "Why he brought the weapon to school,  obviously, that's one of our main questions." 

Authorities would not say whether the gun was loaded when it was recovered but did say no one else was involved in the incident.

Friday,  a judge set Weston’s bond at 10 percent of $5,000. He was ordered to  stay away from all West Ottawa school properties, must live at home and  must remain there between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.

If convicted, Weston could face up to 10 years in prison.

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