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A 16-year-old Hunter High School student has been arrested after allegedly threatening a rival with a gun on campus.

West Valley City police Lt. Rick McLenon said that the two boys got into an argument on Thursday before classes began. The 16-year-old went into the school then allegedly came back outside with a handgun, which he aimed at the other teen's head. He also swung the weapon toward a crowd that had gathered, police say.

An onlooker called the school's weapons' hot line, and a Granite School District resource officer — who also is a West Valley City police officer — investigated. The 16-year-old went back to school and handed the gun off to another teen, who in turn gave it to another boy.

The gun was found on the third youth while he was in class, police said.

The 16-year-old was taken into custody and booked into a juvenile detention facility, where he remained Friday on suspicion of aggravated assault.

School officials said disciplinary action will be taken against all students — including the two boys who allegedly tried to hide the gun and possibly the youth who originally was involved in the fight with the 16-year-old.

Bob Mims