The 14-year-old student who allegedly admitted to bringing two handguns to Westside High School appeared in court Wednesday afternoon.
The teenager faces two counts of minor in possession of a firearm and two counts of possession of a firearm on school grounds.
The judge ordered that he continue to stay at the Douglas County Juvenile Corrections Center to be evaluated before he is placed somewhere to receive help.
Channel 6 learned that the Douglas County Attorney was working on a case regarding disorderly conduct with the same teen, when they learned that he brought a gun to school.
"We developed this information from his family about the weapons and so we notified the school and they took it from there," said Don Kleine.
That's when the boy was charged with the gun crimes. His mother told police the boy was out of control, hiding money, posting about drugs on Facebook and even threatened to kill himself.
Kleine says his young age means he will have a chance to get the help he needs.
"Our purposes now are to try and fix whatever issues that are there with this young person and protect the public at the same time," said Kleine. "Thankfully in this case we were able to find out about it and take action and prevent something terrible from happening."
According to a district spokesperson, the school resource officer was notified that a student may have brought a gun to school on Friday, September 21st. School administrators interviewed the student and they said he admitted to bringing the guns into the building.
Administrators said they immediately contacted police and are dealing with the student according to the district's code of conduct. Westside officials said they want to use this incident to remind parents that if their student is aware of anything that would make the school community unsafe, to talk to a trusted adult.
Under the code of conduct at Westside, the student will be expelled for at least one year. He was taken to the Douglas County Youth Center and his parents were notified about the incident on Tuesday.
This is the second report of a student bringing a gun to school in the last week. Kleine says his office takes each case very serious.
"It's horrific the circumstances. We're all aware of the history nationally when someone brings a gun to school. There's a tremendous about of fear of what could happen," said Kleine.