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Incident Report for Case #2019-498675

Incident Type

Weapons Violation

Incident Date

12/04/2019 - 8:24 AM


101 S. Gammon Rd. (Jefferson Middle School)


(second update)

     MPD officers and detectives gleaned more information from student witnesses yesterday regarding the Tuesday afternoon BB gun incident on the school bus.

Several said a 13-year-old suspect was passing a BB gun around to friends, and that the suspect fired it several times at the floor of the bus, or at backpacks.

      A 14-year-old girl – who had not been identified as a victim until yesterday – told police she was shot in the finger while getting off of the bus on Laurie Dr. The girl said the suspect was firing from a window at departing students. She put her hand to her face, in order to protect it, and that is when her finger was struck. The girl's mother told the MPD the BB could have easily hit her daughter's eye had she not put up her hand.

      A 13-year-old girl – who was the listed victim in the original Incident Report – got off a short time later. She also said the boy fired from a bus window at disembarking students and that she was struck in the arm.

(first update)

MPD officers, working in concert with school staff, located the BB gun inside a backpack. The backpack was in a locked locker.

Last updated 12/05/2019 at 11:02 AM by PIO Joel Despain


     Two 13-year-old boys have been arrested this morning after a BB gun was found inside Jefferson Middle School, 101 S. Gammon Rd.
     One boy is accused of firing the weapon out of a bus window yesterday afternoon. A female student, who had just gotten off the bus on Kessel Court, was struck by a BB.
     This morning, school security staff intercepted the bus the suspect was riding on as it arrived at the school. An MPD officer assisted in detaining the suspect. He has been arrested for second degree reckless endangering safety, and resisting.
     Meanwhile, the BB gun, was taken into the school this morning by another student. He has been arrested for possession of a weapon on school grounds.
     Both boys were taken to the Juvenile Reception Center.
     The cases are still being actively investigated and additional tentative charges are possible.

Released 12/04/2019 at 10:59 AM by PIO Joel Despain

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