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Teen sentenced for bringing weapons to school

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Austen Almeida Austen Almeida

A Bluffton High School senior who told a teacher in May 2013 that he had weapons in his clothing was sentenced on Friday to five years in prison.

Police said that at the time of Austen Almeida's arrest, he had on him several personal multiple knives with blades at least 2 inches long, a loaded Glock 22 handgun, gasoline, lighter fluid and a lighter.  

Almeida was charged with carrying a weapon onto school property, unlawful carrying of a firearm and disturbing schools. He was sentenced under the terms of the South Carolina's Youthful Offender Act.

He is to serve no longer than five years in prison. Once released, he is to serve five years of probation and must seek medical treatment for his Asperger's Syndrome. If he violates the terms of his probation, he must serve 10 years in prison.

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