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ETX student allegedly brings gun to school

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Jawone Washington, 19 (Source: Harrison County Jail) Jawone Washington, 19 (Source: Harrison County Jail)
MARSHALL, TX (KSLA) -

A student was arrested after allegedly bringing a gun to an East Texas school Monday.

An off-duty Marshall police officer was working security at the Marshall Independent School District's Alternative Education Program, or DEAP, when a 9 mm handgun along with a magazine with ammunition was discovered in a backpack.

Police determined that the backpack belonged to 19-year-old Jawone Washington. Washington was arrested and taken to the Harrison County Jail. He was charged with felony possession of a gun.

Police are still investigating.

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