Gun Violence

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A 15-year-old Rutherford High School student is in the Bay County Jail facing felony firearm charges for allegedly threatening another student near school.

Witnesses say Sean Allen Hunt pulled a 22-caliber handgun from his pocket during a fight with a 15-year-old Everitt Middle School student.

Hunt has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon and aggravated assault with a firearm.

Springfield police say they arrived at a field at the corner of 8th Street and School Avenue around 3:30 Monday afternoon to find the two boys fighting. The victim said he threw Hunt to the ground when he saw the gun and took it from him before anyone could be injured.

Police haven't said whether the high school student had the gun on campus earlier in the day, but they do say his parents don't own the gun and don't know where he got it.