HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (WMC) - Three KIPP Delta High School students have been charged after officers found the teens in possession of handguns on the school’s campus, according to Chief James Smith.
Officers responded to a call regarding possible students with weapons on campus just after 10 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Derek Carlock, 18, was among the three students who is being charged with possession of a handgun on school property. He will be taken to Marianna until his hearing appearance which is set for Wednesday.
A 17-year-old is also being charged with possession of a handgun on school property, defacing firearms and theft of property. The third suspect involved, a 16-year-old, is being charged with possession as well.
The juveniles will be held in Craighead County Juvenile Detention Center.
Carlock will be held in Lee County Jail.