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Student with gun sentenced
Teen, 16, committed to DCS custody
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The Warren County High School junior who brought a loaded gun to school has entered a guilty plea and has been committed to the Department of Children’s Services.The 16-year-old student, whose name has not been released due to his being a juvenile, appeared before Juvenile Court Judge Bill Locke on Thursday and entered a plea to the charge of delinquency to the act of possessing a firearm on school property. The charge, which would be a felony had he been an adult, prompted his commitment to DCS for an indeterminate period. Since the minimum period in DCS custody is typically six months, the sentence means he could be in custody from six months till his 19th birthday.According to assistant district attorney Justin Walling, DCS will offer rehabilitation and educational programs to the youth while he is in state custody.