OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A 16-year-old boy who fired two gunshots inside a Lacey high school before a teacher tackled him is expected to appear in a Thurston County courtroom. Senior deputy prosecutor Wayne Graham says the teen will have a preliminary court appearance Tuesday. Police say the boy fired two shots in the air at North Thurston High School on Monday before government teacher Brady Olson tackled him and a few other staff members helped hold him down until officers arrived.
The boy, a recent transfer to the school, reportedly told detectives he didn't intend to hurt any other students. A friend of the boy told KING-TV of Seattle he had recently sent her some troubling text messages. The incident prompted the cancellation of classes Monday. Students returned to the school Tuesday morning.