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Utah students find handgun in snowbank at school bus stop

Nicholas William Haun (Pleasant Grove Police Department)

Nicholas William Haun (Pleasant Grove Police Department)

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah — A Utah school district is praising two elementary school students who reported to a school bus driver that they’d found a handgun in a snow bank at their bus stop.

A note sent to parents by the Alpine School District calls the boys heroes for not touching the gun and instead reporting their discovery Friday.

A school resource officer responded and recovered the gun.

Pleasant Grove police say they believe the gun was connected to a situation that unfolded over two nights at a nearby home and in which a man ran the scene before police arrived Wednesday night.

Nicholas William Haun was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of aggravated assault and other crimes.

Pleasant Grove Police said via Facebook that they have apprehended Haun after he held two women at gunpoint Wednesday night. Haun was taken into custody after surrendering to the Utah County SWAT team.

Court records don’t list a defense attorney who could comment on the allegations.

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