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Attorney: Scott Co. teen accused of bringing gun to school also involved in 2014 accidental shooting

Landon M. Urhahn (Source: Scott County Sheriff's Office) Landon M. Urhahn (Source: Scott County Sheriff's Office)
BENTON, MO (KFVS) -

A family attorney for a teen that was killed in an accidental shooting at Kelly Schools last year says a Scott County teen that was arrested this week for allegedly bringing a gun and drugs to the school was also involved in that incident last year.

On November 19, Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said Landon M. Urhahn, 18, was arrested for possessing a firearm and drugs on school property. 

Curt Poore, a lawyer representing the family of Kaden Robert, who was killed in June of last year in an accidental shooting in the school parking lot, says Urhahn was driving the truck in which the 2014 shooting happened.

Poore points out that it's a criminal violation to bring a gun onto school property.

He said there is no current litigation involving the family at this time.

Many of you asked why Urhahn wasn't charged that day in 2014 with having a gun on school property.

Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, first, wanted to make clear that all four boys involved were juveniles, so he is not identifying anyone by name. Second, he said his office did investigate the incident and then turned the case over to juvenile authorities.

That information is sealed, so it's not clear if anyone is charged.

Attorney Curt Poore said he filed suit on the family’s behalf in October 2014 in order to obtain the records on the investigation into Kaden’s death, but the sheriff’s department would not release the records to the family because there were juveniles involved and that it would take a court order to get them.

A judge issued that order in January 2015.

Landon M. Urhahn, 18, has been charged with unlawful use of a weapon, possession of marijuana, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. 

Walter said on Wednesday that numerous students were involved in an argument at Kelly School as the result of an assault that took place off school property several days ago.

During the argument, Urhahn reportedly made a statement about having a firearm in his vehicle at the school.

School officials were made aware of the comment and immediately contacted the Sheriff’s Office.

Officers with the sheriff’s office, working with school officials, found a 9mm handgun with ammunition in Urhahn’s vehicle.

Walter said a substance believed to be marijuana and drug paraphernalia was also found. 

Walter said Urhahn has been released from custody on a $2,500 cash bond to appear in court December 16, 2015.

Scott Co. R-IV Superintendent Fara Jones released the following statement:

The presence of firearms and weapons poses a substantial risk of serious harm to District students, staff and community members. Therefore, possession of firearms and weapons is prohibited on school premises at all times except for law enforcement officials.  Individuals found to be in violation of this policy will be dealt with severely. The District takes this matter very seriously and is cooperating fully with law enforcement in its investigation of this matter.

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