Fremont teen charged with intent to shoot at school

A search warrant for an investigation at the home of the teen who police say intended to shoot classmates at Fremont High School has been made public.

The warrant reveals more details of investigators’ interview with the 16-year-old boy and what they found inside his home. The Standard-Examiner has a policy to not release the identity of a juvenile unless they’ve been charged as an adult.

The 16-year-old has been charged in the Weber County Juvenile Court with possessing a dangerous weapon at a school, possessing a weapon with intent to assault, carrying a concealed weapon and possessing a weapon as a minor. All are misdemeanor charges.

The Dec. 1 incident occurred when a student spotted a handgun in the suspect’s waistband and informed the school resource officer. The teen was detained and as a precaution the Weber County Sheriff’s Office along with the Ogden-Metro SWAT team secured and locked down the building. After conducting a sweep of the school and pat-downs of all students and staff, the lockdown was lifted.

A sheriff’s detective interviewed the teen, who initially said he had brought the loaded, 9mm handgun to school to protect himself from a potential school shooting, according to the search warrant.

Later, he admitted to the detective that he stole the handgun from his grandmother, whom he lives with, and stored it in a black gun box under his bed, officers said in a warrant document. The gun was originally in a gun safe. He told the detective that ever since he broke up with his girlfriend, he has had problems with other students and had thought about shooting her.

A search of the suspect’s home yielded a black gun box, 9mm ammunition, silver hand swords and a sheathed knife.