JUVENILE JUSTICE

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An Unalaska teen has been ruled a juvenile delinquent for his role in a "prank" last July, in which a handgun was used to threaten another teenager.

A jury delivered the verdict last week after a three-day trial at the local courthouse.

While most juvenile trials are conducted in private, this one was open to the public because of the severity of the charge.

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The trial of a teen who allegedly used a handgun to threaten another teen in Unalaska last July is underway.

The incident was first reported to adults in August following Rachel’s Challenge – a program created after the Columbine school shooting to reduce violence and encourage compassion and communication in schools.

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The state has filed charges against two Unalaska teenagers who allegedly threatened another teen with a handgun this July.

That's likely all the information Unalaskans will get about the case — unless it moves to the adult court system.

The rest of the details remain confidential under Alaska law.

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Authorities are deciding whether to file charges against two Unalaska teenagers who allegedly used a handgun to threaten another teen in July.  

The incident was first reported to adults on Thursday.

While a press release from the Department of Public Safety described it as "disturbing," Acting Director Jennifer Shockley has declined to share specifics.

She did say that no one was physically injured and there are no threats against local schools.