Jesup student cited for having weapons at school

JESUP, Iowa (AP) — The Jesup School Board is considering expelling a student who authorities say brought weapons to the high school last week.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier says the student allegedly had a gun and a knife. He was cited for carrying weapons on school grounds.

Police Chief Rick Deitrick says the student didn’t threaten anyone. Deitrick says the student was going practice shooting after school. The chief says a small handgun was found in his backpack.

Superintendent Nathan Marting says the principal received a tip on Friday, and the student admitted he had the weapons.

The case was referred to juvenile court services, and the student was suspended. The school board will review an expulsion request on Monday.

Jesup is just east of Waterloo.