From: Lieutenant Krag Campbell
Case or Incident: #2023-04130031
*** Updated 04/13/2023 at 6:00 p.m. ***
After further investigation, the student has been placed under arrest on the charge of misconduct involving weapons in the 4th degree, a class A misdemeanor. He will be taken to the Johnson Youth Center.
On 04/13/2023, at about 11:18 a.m., the Juneau Police Department (JPD) received a report from staff at the Juneau Douglas High School (JDHS), regarding a 15-year-old male student who brought a firearm to school. JDHS staff reported they received information that the student had brought a firearm to school and it was in their backpack. JDHS staff immediately located the student, confirmed there was a firearm in the backpack, and called JPD. The student was being cooperative and JPD responded to the school to conduct an investigation.
Following the investigation, there was no indication of any threats that were made by the student. The Johnson Youth Center (JYC) was contacted and a safety plan involving the student, their family, as well as the Juneau School District (JSD), was implemented. No arrests were made. At the conclusion of the investigation, JPD will be forwarding charges for misconduct weapons to the JYC, regarding the student having a firearm on school grounds.
The Juneau School District worked closely with JPD while this investigation was underway. JSD made notifications to parents about the report, as well as the additional police presence at the school due to the ongoing investigation. During this time, the school continued to operate on normal schedules and there was no disruption to the school day.
If you see or hear something, please say something. It is important to share information in order to protect our community and our schools. Students and families can report safety concerns to their principal or another trusted adult at their school or to the Juneau Police Department. Anonymous tips can be made at www.Juneaucrimeline.com.
All factual allegations contained in this release are based upon preliminary investigation and are subject to change or clarification as the investigation continues. Any charges reported in this release are merely accusations and all persons named in this release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.