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Howard Middle School student arrested
Date: 11/12/2008
Janice Atkinson
Public Information Officer
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

A fourteen year old student at Howard Middle School was arrested this morning at approximately 8:30 a.m. and charged with Carrying a Weapon on School Property. The information was given to the school Principal, Paul Smith, that there was a possibility that the student was in possession of a handgun. The student, during the conversation with Mr. Smith and the School Resource Officer admitted that he did have a weapon. A .25 caliber handgun was found unloaded in the studentís locker. The investigation concerning this incident is on-going by the Hamilton County School Resource Officer, Jeremy Durham.

The student was transported to the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Center. No court date is known at this time.

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