As the Navasota Police become involved, we are learning more about the Navasota Junior High student who was removed from the campus earlier this month for allegedly bringing a firearm to school in their backpack.
Chief Justin Leeth says an unidentified 15-year-old male was charged with Disorderly Conduct for displaying a firearm after a pellet gun was discovered in his backpack.
But because he is not yet 18, Leeth says, the young man was not arrested nor booked into the Grimes County Jail. But as soon as they get their paperwork finished, Chief Leeth promised the case would be turned over to the Grimes County Attorney.
And it is also due to the young man’s age, Leeth tells Navasota News, that the evidence they acquire and assemble will be handed over to the Grimes County Attorney and not the District Attorney.
County Attorney Jon C. Fultz will study the results of the NPD’s investigation to determine if the evidence warrants a hearing. If so, that would be held before the county’s new County Court at Law Judge Tuck McLain.
But whatever ever happens next, and whenever it does, you’ll hear about it, right here on Navasota News.