Two students arrested with revolver at Westside High School in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, Ark. — The Westside School District’s Superintendent Scott Gauntt said on Thursday morning a witness saw a student hand off a revolver to another student in a restroom.

In the Facebook post, Gauntt said two officers immediately arrested the two suspects and secured the revolver at Westside High School.

The school was immediately put on lockdown in response to the threat. No injuries were reported, and Gauntt said that all faculty and students are safe and have returned to normal class schedules.

Craighead County Sheriff’s Office says the two juveniles are being charged with conspiracy to commit murder and possession of a firearm on school property.

In 1998, Andrew Golden and Mitchell Johnson were 11 and 13-years-old when they set off a fire alarm and proceeded to shoot as students and staff evacuated from Westside Middle School.

Johnson was in custody until 2005, and Golden was released in 2007 and died last year in a car accident.

More on this story as it develops.

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