Gun-Toting Teen to be Tried as Adult

May 28, 2003
Posted at: 11:15 p.m. CDT

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. -- A 16-year-old who allegedly took a gun to Blytheville's high school graduation will be prosecuted as an adult.

Mississippi County prosecutors say Jamal Piggee is charged with carrying a firearm on school property, being a minor in possession of a firearm and criminal trespassing.

He and another teen were arrested Friday after police got a tip someone planned to shoot at seniors during graduation. Piggee had been suspended earlier in the day for fighting.

The other teen was 17 years old and was charged with criminal trespassing because he, also, had been suspended.

Officials say federal charges could be brought against Piggee for having a gun on school property and plotting a terroristic act. But those charges are less likely because no shots were fired and no one was injured.

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