Student Released to His Parents

By: Rachel Alig Email
By: Rachel Alig Email

Authorities say a student at Newton County Academy brought a loaded gun onto the campus last Friday. Officials found out about it and took him into custody late that day.

A hearing was held Monday on whether or not the 14-year-old male would stay in police custody.

Authorities said the student has been formally charged with possession of a firearm on school grounds.

After spending the weekend in the Scott County Juvenile Detention Center he was brought back to Newton County Monday by the police chief for a hearing.

George S. Monroe, the youth court judge, decided the boy could stay with his parents until his next hearing rather than go back to jail.

Officials said the boy's next hearing will be in two to three weeks.

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