Parents concerned about lack of communication after nearby gunshot

Published: Jan. 23, 2023 at 8:09 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 23, 2023 at 10:34 PM CST
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Parents are concerned about the lack of communication after a firearm was shot just two blocks from MicroSociety Elementary School and locals are thankful there were no children around.

A Jonesboro woman showed up at a local hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg Monday afternoon, claiming she had been shot in a drive-by. Police later reported the woman had “accidentally” shot herself.

The shooting happened in the area of Vine Street and Monroe Avenue which is right near where Larry Moore sees small children all the time.

“I see all these kids walking around off the bus and out of school, and my little sister gets off the bus right here, so it’s really dangerous,” Moore said.

Moore has lived near MicroSociety his whole life and stressed how dangerous the situation could have been with people out and about after school.

“I was surprised. It’s really crazy because I have family here--my mom, my little sister--so, it could’ve been really dangerous,” Moore said.

Jonesboro police said in situations like this, they are always in contact with the student resource officer in the building, and it is up to them to decide whether it is appropriate to lockdown.

In this case, they thought the situation was safe and did not see a need for a lockdown.