Teenagers Charged After their Shooting Impacts Local Schools
Macon Police announced Friday afternoon that a juvenile suspect and girlfriend are in custody, following an early morning shooting at a Macon bus stop. The shooting prompted school administrators to place three schools on heightened alert.
Officers from Precincts 3 and 4 located the 16 year-old male and female juveniles suspected of the shooting near Chambers Road and Crystal Lake Circle.
According to Macon Police, the male juvenile was charged with Reckless Conduct with a Weapon and Possession of a Firearm by a Minor. The charges were not sufficient enough to take him into custody. The juvenile was released to his father and given a court date.
The Bibb County Board of Education told WGXA that Westside High School, Weaver Middle School, and Morgan Elementary School were placed on a modified Code Yellow status after shots were fired Friday morning at a bus stop at the corner of Mimosa and Sharon Drives in Macon.
The modified Code Yellow status allowed students freedom of movement throughout the building but restricts all outside activities.
Parents of students attending these schools were notified of the situation by phone through the District's School Messenger system.
The school system says the shots were fired at 6:45 Friday morning at the Mimosa and Sharon Drives bus stop.
According to Precinct 3 Captain, Eric Woodford, “The combined effort of our officers from precinct to precinct was instrumental in detaining the shooter from the bus stop incident this morning, along with his girlfriend. The pair was tracked for over an hour via her electronic ankle monitor.”
The shooting remains under investigation by the Bibb County School District Campus Police and the Macon Police Department.