by Capt. Steven Laskiewicz, JPD
JACKSON-On Wednesday January 11, 2017 at approximately 7:05 am, multiple Jackson Police Officers responded to the Jackson Memorial High School on the report of a subject on a bus being in possession of a gun.
Upon investigation, it was discovered that two teenaged males on the bus were talking when for unknown reasons, one of the males reportedly yelled “gun”. In response, another teenaged male loudly exclaimed that the other subject had a gun. The bus driver then stopped the bus and called for assistance.
Responding officers escorted all students off of the bus and conducted a search for any weapons. No weapons were found and it was determined that no threats were made to any students. The two teenaged males involved in the incident were taken into custody and later turned over to family members. The incident is being followed up on by School Resource Officer Colin Menafra.
– The media and the public are reminded that any persons arrested or charged with any offenses or crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.