Carbondale high school student charged after school bus incident

Chief: 19-year-old had what looked like handgun on bus

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - A Carbondale high school student has been charged after an incident on a school bus on Friday, April 12.

19-year-old Jekiary Anderson, of Carbondale, was arrested Saturday, April 13 at 7:45 a.m.

Anderson was booked in the Jackson County Jail on charges of Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

He was considered armed and dangerous.

Carbondale officers were notified of a disturbance on a school bus on the 600 block of East College Street en route to the high school.

Police say Anderson was involved in the fight and is believed to be in the possession of a weapon.

According to Carbondale Police Chief Jeff Grubbs, the weapon was reported to be handgun.

Police say Anderson fled from the bus and never arrived at the school.

The high school was placed on lockdown for precautionary purposes. There were no known threats to the school, students, faculty or staff.

The lockdown was lifted around 9:10 a.m.

The school administration is conducting an investigation with the Carbondale Police Department.

The investigation is still active and ongoing.

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