Police investigating after student brings gun to school

Published: Mar. 1, 2023 at 12:25 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 2, 2023 at 12:35 PM CST
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A Nettleton 7th grader faces expulsion and charges after police said he brought a loaded gun to school.

It happened at 7 a.m. Wednesday, March 1, at Nettleton Junior High School, 4208 Chieftain Lane.

According to the initial incident report, the 13-year-old suspect took a Taurus G3 9mm handgun loaded with 16 rounds of ammunition to the school.

Dr. Karen Curtner, superintendent for Nettleton Public Schools, said to her knowledge, the student did not threaten students or staff.

However, the police report identified two 13-year-old boys as “victims.” The report did not provide any other details.

Three students reported witnessing the suspect with the weapon.

School administrators notified Jonesboro police, who took the student into custody.

Curtner told Region 8 News the student, whom she said was a 7th grader, is currently suspended, and expulsion will be recommended once the investigation is complete.