- Associated Press - Thursday, December 15, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Latest on a Utah teenager accused of firing a shotgun in a school before being stopped by his parents (all times local):

4:50 p.m.

Utah police have released body camera footage showing an officer arriving to arrest a teenager police say fired a shotgun into a junior high classroom before being stopped by his parents.

The video released Thursday by Bountiful police shows the officer running through empty school hallways before finding someone holding the 15-year-old against a wall with the teen’s arms pinned behind his back.

Police did not show the voice or face of the teen or faces of at least two other people in the video. Police say they redacted parts of the footage to protect the boy’s identity because he’s a minor.

The footage shows the officer handcuffing the teen and asking if anyone else is involved. It’s not clear if or how the teen answered.

A handgun, shotgun and several bags appear to be nearby on the ground.

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9:50 a.m.

Utah prosecutors are filing theft and gun charges against teenager who police say fired a shotgun into a junior high classroom ceiling before he was stopped by his parents.

Prosecutors want to try the 15-year-old boy as an adult on five charges filed Thursday. He’s accused of taking two guns from his parents’ safe and bringing them to school along with two boxes of ammunition hidden under a long coat.

Police say his parents were concerned about him the morning of Dec. 1 and followed him to school after discovering the missing weapons.

Authorities say his parents heard the shot and disarmed him at Mueller Park Junior High in Bountiful, about 11 miles north of Salt Lake City.

No one was hurt. The Associated Press is not naming the boy because of his age.

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