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No charges against teen who brought guns to school

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ST. ALBANS, Vt. -

Police say a student drove to his Franklin County school with an arsenal of weapons, but he is not facing any criminal charges.

The 17-year-old had guns, knives and ammunition in his car, but police say they have no proof that he had any intentions to cause harm.

The weapons were discovered when the Northwest Technical Center student brought his car in to be worked on by other students there. Police say a teacher checking the glove compartment found a loaded .45-caliber, semi-automatic pistol and alerted police. After getting a search warrant, police also found two shotguns, a rifle, two stun guns, a machete, two knives and an assortment of ammunition.

The case was referred to the state's attorney who has determined the boy did not violate state law because he did not intend to injure another person. But police are concerned about why the student was in possession of such a large number of weapons.

"I can tell you that in this day and age, with the shootings that have occurred across the country, I just don't see any place for firearms, particularly that number of weapons, in one vehicle. That doesn't seem to me to be somebody planning on going hunting," St. Albans Police Chief Gary Taylor said.

Police say the weapons are from the juvenile's home. It's still unclear why they were in the student's car.

Though no laws were violated, possessing weapons on school property is a violation of district policy. School officials are in the process of taking action against the student for the violation.

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