Police Investigate Ames High School Backpack With Loaded Gun

A student at Ames High School has been charged with two charges because he is said to have brought a stolen, loaded handgun to school.

A news statement from the Ames Police Department says that officers went to the high school just before 2:50 p.m. on Friday to investigate a report that a loaded gun had been found there.

The weapon was found in a student’s backpack by school officials. That student was named as Tae-Shyne M. Johnson, who is 18 years old.

Johnson was taken into custody and is being charged with having a gun on school grounds and selling a stolen gun.

The police department said that it is still looking into what happened and that anyone with more information should call them at 515-239-5133 or the private tip line at 515-239-5533. Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa can also be reached at 515-223-1400 or at crimestoppersofcentraliowa.com, where people can leave tips anonymously.

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