North Scott Jr. High student accused of pointing loaded gun at teacher pleads not guilty

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- The student accused of trying to shoot a teacher at North Scott Junior High School has pleaded not guilty.

The 12-year-old entered a written plea of not guilty on Wednesday, January 16.  Police said the student was disarmed by a teacher after bringing a loaded .22 caliber handgun to school on Friday, August 31, 2018.  He was accused of pointing the gun at a teacher and pulling the trigger.

Police said the student forgot to take the safety off and the gun did not fire.

The student was charged with attempted murder, carrying weapons on school grounds and assault while displaying a dangerous weapon.  He was scheduled to be in court in March.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.