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Boy Sentenced in School Gun Incident

A 13-year-old boy who pointed a loaded pistol at a teacher in front of a Crescenta Valley junior high school class was sentenced Friday to indefinite placement in the Dorothy Kirby Center, a locked Probation Department facility for intensive counseling.

Deputy Dist. Atty. Christina Young said the boy will be put on a waiting list and will probably remain in Central Juvenile Hall for six to eight weeks before entering the mental health center in the City of Commerce.

The boy has been held in Juvenile Hall since the February incident in which he aimed a .357-magnum pistol at Rosemont Junior High School teacher Alan Eberhart, apparently because Eberhart refused to allow a picture of the boy wearing an anarchy symbol to be used in the school year book. Eberhart was able to wrest the gun from him without its being fired.


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