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Conway police: Teens brought sawed off shotgun, pistol onto Conway High School property

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Police say a group of teens brought a pistol and a sawed off shotgun onto Conway High School property after school hours last week.

The chain of events started on Tuesday, March 6, when a group of students decided they would meet at the Taco Bell on Church Street in Conway and fight, according to a news release from Conway police.

Two juveniles, a 15 and 16-year old, and 17-year-old Destin Dakota Causey were then involved in "an altercation" in that parking lot, the release stated.

Once the fight was over, Causey and a juvenile girl got into a car being driven by 17-year-old Rebecca Minzer, according to police.

The three then picked up another teen, a 15-year-old, and police say that teen had a handgun and a sawed off shotgun when he got into the car. The group went back to Taco Bell and picked up another teen, 17-year-old Christian Stull, of Conway.

"All five of them were aware of the firearms in the vehicle and they drove onto the campus of Conway High School after school around 4:45 p.m. and dropped off Causey and a female juvenile," the release stated.

Minzer, Stull and the remaining juvenile then left the school "with the firearms remaining inside the vehicle," according to police.

"At no time did the firearms leave the vehicle while on school property nor any threats made on school grounds," Conway police stated in the release.

Later, around 8 p.m., Minzer and the 15-year-old juvenile, who originally brought the firearms into the car, met with another teen, William Abe John Clemons, 19, of Conway, and drove to the Sonic on Rivertown Boulevard, police say.

Those three met with Jordan Aarron Brooks, 19, of Conway. They were talking and "handling the sawed off shotgun and rifle," and moved the guns between the vehicles, according to Conway police.

That is when, according to an earlier police report, officers responded to help a SLED officer who saw a group "moving firearms from a small red vehicle to a blue minivan," according to the report.

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Those four were arrested and three weapons were secured by police. Officers also found a "green leafy bud consistent with marijuana," inside a car, a report stated.

The charges against the teens are as follows:

  • Destin Dakota Causey - possession of a weapon on school grounds, possession of a sawed off shotgun, and disorderly conduct
  • Christian Stull - possession of a weapon on school grounds, and possession of a sawed off shotgun.
  • 15-year-old boy -possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of marijuana, possession of firearm by certain persons, unlawful carrying of handgun, and possession of sawed off shotgun
  • Jordan Brooks - possession of a sawed off shotgun
  • Rebecca Minzer - possession of a weapon on school grounds, possession of a sawed off shotgun, and simple possession marijuana
  • Williams Abe John Clemons - simple possession marijuana
  • 16-year-old girl - disorderly conduct, and possession of a weapon on school grounds
  • 15-year-old boy - disorderly conduct

Conway High School stated that all of the students have been removed from school pending an evidentiary hearing.

On Monday, people outside the Conway Recreation Center said they were disappointed in the teens' actions, but crime was never going to stop happening.

Most were surprised that a 15-year old had access to the illegal shotgun.

"I grew up here in Conway, and I'm shocked and surprised that the small town has come to this," Tanisha Chuniesingh said. "It's crazy. I can't believe it."


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