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STUDENT SAYS HE PULLED GUN TO TEST A CLASSROOM LESSON

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A Weber State University student says he tried to test his criminal-justice class lesson by pulling a gun on a man during a traffic altercation.

The student pulled his car into a McDonald's drive-in window in Ogden, facing the wrong way. Moments later, a 25-year-old motorist drove up and found the student's car lights shining in his eyes, and shouted to the driver to turn them off.The student refused, and when the man approached the other car he found himself looking down the barrel of a pistol. He retreated to the nearest telephone.

When Ogden police officer J. Clark located the suspect's car, he found a gun and two clips of ammunition. The driver said he always carried the gun under his seat, but it was unloaded.

"In my criminal justice class at Weber State, I was told I could point a gun at a person if I felt my life was in danger," the student reportedly told Clark.

The 18-year-old was booked into Weber County Jail for investigation of aggravated assault.