Police find 4 guns and a bullet on 2 school campuses

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Instead of homework, Jonesboro police say two students took a bullet and four guns to school.

Just before 9 a.m. Wednesday the school safety director at Douglas MacArthur Junior High School, 1615 Wilkins, reported a .380 caliber bullet was found on a school bus.

Students told police and school officials a 13-year-old boy had shown the bullet to the other riders and let them hold it.

Officials then questioned the boy who reportedly said he had found the bullet on the ground near his home.

The bullet was logged into evidence.

An hour later, police were called to Valley View High School in reference to a student who possibly had a weapon on campus.

The 17-year-old student was removed from class and questioned about a video of him posing with a gun in his truck before school.

According to the police report, when Officer Mark Yates searched the boy's truck he found a BB gun, a 12-gauge shotgun, a Ruger .22 caliber rifle with scope and a Ruger .243 caliber rifle with scope.  Yates also reported finding some unused rounds in the vehicle.

The suspect told Yates he used the weapons for hunting.

The weapons and ammunition were removed and handed over to the suspect's grandfather.

Yates stated the school disciplined the student and a copy of the report was turned over to the juvenile department.

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