Student brings pellet gun to school

UPDATE: The 17-year-old boy has been charged with disorderly conduct.


A juvenile is in custody after bringing a pellet gun to school Thursday morning.

The Monmouth Police Department responded to the Regional Alternative Education Services building around 8:25 a.m. in reference to a student being detained with a gun. 

Police Chief Joe Switzer said the pellet gun was found through the school's normal security protocols. The pellet gun was detected by staff with a metal detector. 

He expects the 17-year-old boy to be charged, and the police department is working with regional office of education and juvenile court to determine which charges.

There was no threat made to school or anyone else.

Switzer said staff did a good job following protocols and procedures.

The RAES building has about 40 students, is part of regional office of education covering Henderson, Warren, Knox and Mercer counties and also has administration offices.

Monmouth-Roseville is part of that regional office.


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