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Trial begins of father of teen who fatally shot Marysville classmates

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SEATTLE (AP) — The federal trial of the father of the teenager who fatally shot four high school classmates began Monday with jury selection.

Opening statements are scheduled for Tuesday.

Raymond Fryberg is charged with illegally owning the gun his son, Jaylen, used in the Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting. Fryberg doesn't face any charges related to the Oct. 24, 2014, shooting.

The judge and lawyers on both side spent Monday weeding out jurors who had already formed an opinion.

Almost two dozen jurors were questioned individually and almost half were sent home based on their answers.

One woman was excused because she works at the high school and another because her child is a student there.

The judge sent a woman home after she said she believed that if Fryberg didn't own a gun, the high school shooting wouldn't have happened. Another man was excused because he said he didn't think anyone should own a gun.