Severe Weather Alerts

TEEN ARRESTED: Stolen Weapons Charge

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Afton police have arrested a 15-year-old accused of trying to sell or trade guns with students in Des Moines.

According to KSIB Radio, East Union school administrators reported to police that one of their students had posted on Facebook that he might have a stolen handgun.

Johnston Community School District officials confirmed that the student may have been negotiating the sale or trade of the handgun and other guns with a Johnston student and a Lincoln High School student.

Police conducted a search of the student’s home in Lorimor and found evidence to validate the claim.

The handgun in question is missing and the incident remains under investigation.

The juvenile is charged with trafficking in stolen weapons, possession of stolen property, and probation violation.

He is being held at the Central Iowa Detention Center in Eldora.