The student from West Muskingum High who brought a loaded gun to school this week will be in Juvenile Court next week to admit or deny charges.
The 14 year old is being charged with bringing a loaded, semi-automatic 380 handgun to school, allegedly to threaten another student. The charges include a felony charge of aggravated menacing and the other, bringing a firearm into a school safety zone.
The second student in question, a 15-year-old boy, will also be charged...
He was arrested just over one year ago, after a routine traffic stop on the Maysville Pike revealed about 25 pounds of marijuana in his car…and now 32-year-old Kevin Sands of Zanesville is found guilty on that charge.
According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Bob Smith, Sands Thursday plead no contest to one count of possession, a felony of the third degree. After a short hearing Judge Howard Zwelling found him guilty on that charge.
The gun incident Wednesday at West Muskingum High School is raising concerns about safety of the school.
Superintendent Marvin Wourms says the incident has sparked a need to take a step back and look at their present methods to ensure that weapons are not brought into schools, and hoe to keep students safe.
Some safety ideas in the past have included installing metal detectors in the schools; superintendent Wourms says this may be an option down the road.
The Sheriff’s investigation into the student that brought a loaded gun into West Muskingum High School continues.
The incident deals with a fourteen-year old boy that brought the loaded gun to the school to apparently threaten another student. The Sheriff’s Office says that they may charge the juvenile with aggravating menacing and conveying a weapon or firearm on school property.
Currently the Sheriff’s Office is trying to determine whether there is enough evidence to...