FAIRBANKS — An 18-year-old high school student faces theft and weapons charges for reportedly taking a stolen gun to school on the day of a planned anti-gun violence walkout.
Jared Christopher Cagwin stole the .45 caliber pistol and four other guns from his aunt’s home, according to a criminal complaint filed in Fairbanks court. Cagwin is charged with felony second-degree theft and misdemeanor fourth-degree weapons misconduct.
Alaska State Troopers responded to the West Valley High School parking lot the morning of April 20 after Cagwin’s aunt reported several guns were missing from her locked gun safe. The woman said she believed Cagwin took them, and she was concerned that something bad would happen because of the events scheduled at school that day.