Student jailed for air gun
A Jim Thorpe Area High School student was arrested and jailed Wednesday after authorities learned he had brought a gun to school.
Sabir Duncan Johnson, 18, of Albrightsville, was charged by borough police with a misdemeanor one count of possession of a weapon on school property and misdemeanor three count of persistent disorderly conduct.
He was arraigned before District Judge Edward M. Lewis of Jim Thorpe and committed to the county prison in Nesquehoning after failing to post $100,000 straight cash bail. A preliminary hearing is set for 1:15 p.m. on Dec. 11.
According to reports, police recovered a black Ops air-propelled revolver with six bullets in the school that allegedly belonged to Johnson.
Police were dispatched to the school after some students reported to school authorities that Johnson had a weapon.
The school went into lockdown as police from Jim Thorpe, Nesquehoning, Kidder Township, and state police searched the school.
After finding the revolver police continued to search the building for other weapons but none were found.
Superintendent Dr. Barbara Conway said the incident began about 9:25 a.m. She said no students were in danger and no one was injured.
She also said the school notified parents of the situation assuring them that their children were safe.
The school was on lockdown for about two hours Wednesday.
Complete details of the incident were not made available by borough police despite attempts to reach them today.
Ron Gower contributed to this report.