Howell Student to Jail for Guns at School

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A former Pinckney High School student who pleaded guilty to charges he brought stolen guns to school has been sentenced to 60 days in jail and three years of probation.

Livingston County Circuit Judge David Reader sentenced Rush Dominic Richards, 17, on Monday under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act, which allows the conviction to be wiped from Richards' record if he successfully completes his sentence.

Reader ordered Richards to serve his first 30 days after jail on an electronic tether and pay restitution of $3,075 and other fines and court costs.

Richards had pleaded guilty to first-degree home invasion, receiving and concealing firearms, carrying concealed weapons and violation of a weapon-free school zone.

Authorities arrested Richards and a 16-year-old student in February after acting on an anonymous tip and finding stolen guns in a car parked at the school. Authorities said the guns were unloaded and the boys apparently had brought them to school to sell them but never intended to use them at the school.

One of the guns had come from the home of one of the teens, but the rest were taken in a break-in at a Putnam Township home, sheriff's officials said.

The boys were expelled from school after the incident.

The 16-year-old, who was charged as a juvenile, is scheduled for a conference in his case Sept. 18.