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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  • by DIFFERENT/WHY Location: MERIDIAN on Nov 11, 2009 at 02:57 PM
    ok WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE KIDS WHO HAD A GUN NOT ON THEM AT ALL IN SCHOOL AND THE CHILD WHO HAD A GUN? rATHER HE HAD IT TO SELL OR WHAT EVER THE REASON WAS, WHY SUGAR COAT IT FOR THE CHILD THAT GOES TO A "private" SCHOOL, WHY DID HE GET A CHANCE TO GO HOME WITH HIS PARENTS? A CRIME IS A CRIME WHY TREAT KIDS DIFFERENT BECAUSE OF THE SCHOOL THAT THEY GO TO.OH MY THIS IS NEVER GOING TO STOP .YOU OLD ENOUGH TO DO THE CRIME,YOU SHOULD BE OLD ENOUGH TO DO THE CRIME,REGARDLESS OF THE CITY, SCHOOL, OR YOUR BACKGROUND HISTORY.
  • by Jem on Oct 29, 2009 at 01:42 PM
    Noone should get off "scott free" if they were aware of this
  • by Anonymous on Oct 29, 2009 at 10:37 AM
    He knew exactly what the gun was going to be used for so he and "all" of the others that knew about this need to be punished...No one should get off scott free about this ordeal and unfortunatly there is one who was involved who is not being punished at all.......go figure that's our wonderful legal system for you.
  • by Jem on Oct 29, 2009 at 09:05 AM
    So WAS the boy aware of WHAT the gun was going to be used for? Surely he didn't know that someone was going to be murdered??? Is that even the case? Was that a plan? Where did that information come from?
  • by Pam Location: Philadelphia on Oct 29, 2009 at 05:24 AM
    Why is everyone centering in on sarcastic remarks about what school is safer? No school is immune an anyone that thinks their school is superior is kidding themselves. Anyway, the boy is just as guilty of conspiring to commit murder since he was going to supply the weapon for a murder to be committed. When he was approached...he should of then called police to inform them of what this other child planned. He is in no way innocent since he knew what this boy planned to do with it. Was it a dumb thing to do..all crime is dumb. But he was not an innocent pawn.
  • by Grady on Oct 28, 2009 at 07:57 PM
    It seems like a lot of speculation. We don't know WHY the gun was brought to school. Yes it is a terrible thing, but all of these posts seem so conflicting. Did the person that brought the gun bring it to sell? For a video game? For someone else to use it to commit a crime? There seems to be lots of loops in this, that a lot of people are trying to fill in themselves. Let's not worry so much about the why...and pray for all those involved. Certainly lives have been changed, and it sounds like there are so many that need prayers: teachers, students, friends, family. But as previous posts have said, I don't think it's a "private/public" issue. Kids these days need SO much more guidance than they are getting. Guns can be taken into churches, places of work, school...easily. We need to teach our children to be aware. I read these posts, and think "there but by the grace of God, go I"...none are immune to what this world has to offer. Pray....pray...pray. God have mercy on us.
  • by Rusty on Oct 28, 2009 at 01:54 PM
    Private or public is not an issue, how hard would it be for someone to take a gun to any school. It isn't hard, they could put it in a book bag or coat pocket and walk into any school. The good thing is that a student did the right thing and reported the gun and it was found seized and the police were called to investigate the matter. The students involved have been expelled and NCA is as safe if not safer than any other school. The truth is you can't guarantee anyones safety anywhere. You take appropriate measures and try to do right things and Pray that things don't happen. Think about it, how hard would it be for a person to carry a gun to any school, workplace or church? The truth is it would be very easy to do so at 99% of them. I thank God for the courage of one young man who did the right thing and that nobody was hurt.
  • by curious Location: MS on Oct 28, 2009 at 11:07 AM
    So, which is the true story? Did he bring a LOADED gun to school so someone else could commit a crime, or did he bring it to sell it so he had money to buy a video game?
  • by I'mShocked Location: Georgia on Oct 28, 2009 at 09:45 AM
    THOMAS, "what and irresponsible comment for you to make." First, let's correct your use of "and". It's "an" irresponsible comment..." How irresponsible of you to not know the difference between "and" and "an". Back to the topic at hand, I am a public school educator whose two children attend public schools. I hear too many parents brag that they send their kids to private schools or home school because it's safer. I've heard it many, many times. If you've not heard it, then shut up!
  • by Sue Location: Newton on Oct 28, 2009 at 07:40 AM
    I agree with Stan. While it is terrifying that a gun was at the school, thank the Lord that it was found, and noone was hurt. All parties need to be punished, it is STILL a terrible crime, but at least everyone is safe. I think the school officials did what was right, and handled everything appropriately. The deserve a lot for handling the situation the way that it was. I only hope that the children that attend there are allowed to vent their fears. I'm sure their sense of security and safety have been shaken. I pray that they will recieve the comfort the need.
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