Subscribe Register Login

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 6:06 a.m.
Top Picks - Capture Arkansas

Prosecutor won’t charge Hoxie teen as adult

By The Associated Press

This article was published February 14, 2013 at 7:50 a.m.

— Prosecutors say a 16-year-old student who took a flare gun to Hoxie High School won’t be charged as an adult.

Prosecutor Henry Boyce says the male student will be charged in juvenile court with taking a prohibited article to school.

Police say the teen brought a pistol-style, German-model flare gun onto the Hoxie campus Jan. 29.

Authorities said the teen didn’t threaten anyone and told police that he took the flare gun to school by mistake.

The Jonesboro Sun reported that the teen has a previous criminal history and officials say he likely won’t return to Hoxie High School.

Since the incident, the district has increased its school security efforts. Officials say the school is considering drills to simulate an active shooter on campus.

Comments on: Prosecutor won’t charge Hoxie teen as adult

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Tile & marble setter

    12 months experience. Whitben Flooring, Inc. dba Whitley Fl...
    BENTON, AR

  • Locksmith needed

    Experienced Locksmiths Join our staff at Bill’s Lock & Safe....
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Load coordinator

    Stallion transportation is looking for experienced load coor...
    BEEBE, AR

  • Teachers

    Lee County School District is accepting applications for:Sec...
    MARIANNA, AR

  • Heavy equipment serv

    heavy equipmentservice mechanicredstone Construction needs a...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 866 jobs >

Top Picks - Capture Arkansas
Arkansas Online