Students arrested for bringing guns to school
HELENA-WEST HELENA — Three students are facing charges after allegedly bringing guns to their school in Helena- West Helena.
Officers responded to KIPP Delta Public School around 10 a.m. Tuesday for a report that students were in possession of handguns. They found three students at the school who each had a gun.
Derek Carlock, 18, is charged with possession of a handgun on school property. Two juveniles are also charged in the incident. A 17-year-old student is charged with possession of a handgun on school property, defacing firearms and theft of property (a handgun). A 16-year-old student is charged with possession of a handgun on school property.
The two juveniles is being held in the Craighead County juvenile facility, and Carlock is being detained in the Lee County Jail.
The arrest comes just a few weeks after the school district, along with many other in the state, was warned about the potential threat of mass shootings or other violence in Arkansas and Kentucky schools. The alert was issued by the Arkansas State Police after being informed about the possible threat by the FBI. No incidents occurred on any school campus in either state, although police presence was heightened at schools across the state as a precautionary measure, including here in Crittenden County.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown has been accused of rape by a former trainer.
The woman claimed Brown sexually assaulted her on three occasions, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the Southern District of Florida.
She is from Memphis and went to high school in the Mid-South.
Brown has denied the allegations. Darren Heitner, a lawyer representing the woman, says it was “a consensual personal relationship.”
The New York Times first reported about the lawsuit.
Messages were left seeking comment from the Patriots and the NFL.
Brown was released by the Oakland Raiders last week after clashing with the team throughout training camp. He agreed to a contract with New England on Saturday, but has yet to play for the Patriots.
School bus driver dead, eight children injured in Mississippi rollover
BENTON COUNTY, Miss. — A school bus driver died and eight children were injured when their bus rolled over on a northern Mississippi highway on Tuesday, authorities said.
A spokesman for the Mississippi Highway Patrol said they got a call of an overturned school bus in Benton County, which is on the border with Tennessee, just before 7 a.m.
The driver of the bus was either killed in the crash or died due to a medical condition, according to the spokesman.
Four children on the bus were airlifted to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, the hospital’s director Regan Williams said during a news conference Tuesday afternoon.
Those four children were in serious condition.
Two more kids were brought to the hospital by ambulance, and another two were driven there in private vehicles, the Williams said. Those children suffered minor injuries and would likely be discharged from the hospital later Tuesday. The ages of the children have not been released.
None of the children were ejected from the bus, but they had been “bounced around,” Williams said. Photos showing the aftermath of the crash show the bus entirely on its side.
Williams said all eight children will receive psycho-social assessments at the hospital to gauge how the crash might have affected them mentally.
Benton County Schools Superintendent Steve Bostick told NBC affiliate WMC in Memphis that the driver of the bus has been working for the school district for years and is considered dependable.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash.