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Howard Middle School student arrested


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.

Janice Atkinson
Public Information Officer
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

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