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Jesup student arrested after bringing knife and gun to school


A Jesup High School student was arrested after bringing a knife and gun to school.

Superintendent Nathan Marting says the school got a call on Friday, September 30, from the parent of a non-Jesup student after some text messages were exchanged concerning the weapons.

Marting says the high school principal immediately took custody of the student and he admitted that the gun was in his bag.

Police were called in and they arrested the student.  Police located the gun and also found a knife in the bag.

Marting added that the student never made any threats.

The student has been suspended from school and is facing expulsion according to Marting.

Marting adds that since the incident, they have been investigating other text messages, Facebook posts, and other communication that has been circulating, but says no threats have been made.

The student's case is currently in the juvenile court system according to Marting.

The following letter was sent to parents:

Dear Parent/Guardian of Jesup Student,

This letter is to serve as notification of an incident that occurred today in our high school building. Mr. Chamberlin received a report that a high school student was in possession of a weapon on school property. The student was immediately taken under supervision of Mr. Chamberlin where it was confirmed that the student was in fact in possession of a weapon. The Jesup Police Department was immediately made aware of the situation, and the student was turned over into their custody. Once the district was made aware of the situation, the district's Emergency Response Procedures were followed, and at no time were any Jesup students in danger. Safety in our school is of utmost importance, and we will continue to address any and all concerns thoroughly as they arise. Please feel free to contact me directly at 319-827-1700 ext. 1402, with any questions or concerns.


Nathan Marting, Superintendent

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