UPDATE: Student arrested for bringing a weapon to Jerome High School
Jerome police say the incident could’ve been far worse if they hadn’t been notified about the original incident off campus.
JEROME, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — UPDATE: The Jerome Police Department arrested a student at the high school after they received a call of an altercation off campus and that the student had a weapon.
At around 1 p.m. Thursday, officers arrived at the intersection of Hayes and First, which is a few blocks away from the high school, they found some of the suspects, and after talking to the unnamed minors, officers were told that a gun was shown during the altercation.
The police were given the names of others involved, patrol officers then notified staff and the school resource officer at Jerome High School.
They found two juveniles on campus; one had a gun in his waistband.
That juvenile was arrested on several felony charges and taken to the Snake River Detention Center. Jerome police say the incident could’ve been far worse if they hadn’t been notified about the original incident off campus.
A letter was sent to parents yesterday by Jerome School District Superintendent Pat Charlton, notifying parents of the situation.
Jerome City Police Captain Dennis Clark, “We’re thankful that the public was aware enough to see this happening and was willing to call us so we could intervene in this sort of thing. We were very impressed with the way that the school handled the situation, and we were thankful that our school resource officers were on scene and able to locate these children quickly and put an end to anything that could’ve happened.”
Jerome City Police Department remind parents to lock up weapons and keep them away from children. And, if you see an altercation or suspicious activity, notify the police.
Jerome Police arrested a student Thursday for bringing a weapon to school.
In an email to parents sent by Supt. Pat Charlton, Jerome High School administration received a tip that a student might have brought a weapon on campus.
The high school was placed on lockdown while authorities investigated.
According to the letter, the administration and law enforcement found the student and the weapon and took the student into custody.
We’ll have more information as it becomes available.
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