11-year-old arrested after allegedly bringing gun, 400 rounds to school

Frontier Middle School in Vancouver, Wash. (Photo credit: Zachary Kaufman/The Columbian)

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Police arrested an 11-year-old student at Frontier Middle School Wednesday on an attempted murder charge after officers located a handgun, more than 400 rounds of ammunition, and multiples knives that they said he had brought to the school.

The Vancouver Police Department said in a news release that officers were called to the middle school at about 9:20 a.m. "for the report that ammunition had been located at the school. Officers arrived and located over 400 rounds of ammunition, multiple knives, a handgun and the student responsible for bringing those items to the school.  The school was placed into lockdown for approximately two hours while officers were at the campus. There were no injuries related to this incident.

"An 11-year-old male, who is student at the school, was interviewed by detectives and subsequently arrested for one count of attempted murder and booked this evening into the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center," the release said.

The investigation is continuing, it said, adding that no other details would be released Wednesday night.