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A 17-year-old who brought a loaded gun to school last Friday has been suspended and may be expelled.

According to Lehi Police Sgt. Jeff Swenson, the Lehi High teenager was previously involved in an argument and fistfight that is under investigation.

The suspended teen allegedly brought the weapon to protect himself from the other boy.

Students who saw the gun reported it to the administration, who called the police.

The teen faces a disciplinary hearing Thursday.

Utah County

Fourth District Judge Anthony Schofield will allow a Draper man to represent himself at trial because he is unhappy with public defenders in Salt Lake City where he represents himself in another case.

Calvin Paul Stewart, 48, is accused of stealing more than $20 million from Utah County residents in a Ponzi scheme. He is charged with 20 counts of securities fraud, sales of unregistered security, acting as an unregistered security agent and racketeering, all second- or third-degree felonies.

If convicted, Stewart could face up to 180 years in jail and fined $150,000. According to the Utah County Attorney's Office, Stewart helped individuals buy homes throughout the state at inflated prices, then siphoned funds from those sales out of a related escrow account.


A Provo couple who put their baby in the truck so they could finish their restaurant meal Tuesday were cited by police.

Orem Police Department spokesman Lt. Doug Edwards said the 16-month-old girl was apparently fussy so her mother took her outside and put the child in the truck.

She returned to her meal and told police she lost track of the time.

Edwards said the child had been alone in the vehicle for about 25 minutes before witnesses called police and the officer contacted the parents.

They were cited for leaving a child unattended in a vehicle, a violation of a city ordinance, Edwards said.

American Fork

A man pursued by police for speeding stopped, put a gun to his head and fatally shot himself Tuesday.

American Fork Police Chief Terry Fox said Craig Alan Miller, 45, had been clocked on radar for speeding on East Main by an officer at 3:15 p.m.

The incident ended when Miller pulled into the driveway of his home, stepped out of the car and shot himself.

Fox said Miller had outstanding warrrants on misdemeanor and felony convictions.