Teen faces felony charges for bringing gun to school

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Prosecutors filed charges today against a 14-year-old Whittier boy accused of bringing a loaded gun to his middle school last week. He was charged with possession of a gun on school grounds, possession of a firearm by an active gang member, possession of an unregistered firearm and possession of a firearm by a minor, said Jane Robison, spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s Office. These are felonies. The eighth grader’s name wasn’t released because he is a minor. Robison said the teen will be arraigned Tuesday at Los Padrinos Juvenile Court. He remains at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall. Robert Meyer of La Habra, who allegedly gave the weapon to the teen, also faces an arraignment Tuesday at Whittier Superior Court. Deputies said Meyer, 25, is a gang member and an ex-felon. The boy recently joined a gang, according to Lt. George Zagurski of the sheriff’s Operation Safe Streets Bureau which is the department’s gang unit. He said the teen told deputies he brought the gun to Katherine Edwards Middle School last week for protection.last_img