(Afton) An East Union High School student remains in custody at the Central Iowa Detention Center in Eldora. The unidentifed 15-year-old from Afton faces a string of charges after allegedly stealing a gun and attempting to sell it. Afton Police Chief John Coulter,
"We were notified by the East Union school that they had been in receipt of information from the Johnston School District of Facebook information between students that indicated that there was a gun being sold or attempted to be traded and sold between students in schools in Johnston, Abe Lincoln High School in Des Moines and East Union High School here in Afton."
Coulter says they became aware of the situation on January 9th. The weapon in question has not yet been located and the investigation is ongoing. Chief Coulter encourages the public to pass along any information regarding students with stolen guns to local law enforcement.