Two Charged with Bringing Weapons on Brooklyn Center School Property
Guns Recovered in Brooklyn Center High School Incident
Brooklyn Center police say they recovered two guns following what police describe as a “large disturbance” during a Brooklyn Center High school graduation ceremony Wednesday.
School officials notified police of an altercation at the school. Police arrested two 18-year-old men who police say both had handguns on them. The two men, identified as Jammal Barrow-Newell, 18 of Brooklyn Center; and Jason Hence, 18, of Crystal; have each been charged with possessing guns on school property. The felony crime carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison if convicted.
Police say both were not Brooklyn Center High School students. It’s unclear if the two men charged were involved in the altercation.
Of the handguns recovered, police say one was stolen out of Brooklyn Park. The other did not have serial number on it.
The Brooklyn Center School District sent out a statement following the incident saying “the events that occurred at commencement this year have prompted district administration to rethink the way we celebrate these joyous events to ensure the safety of all students, staff and families.”
The district says its working with the city and law enforcement to conduct “an after-action review in order to process response and plan together as we move forward.”
On 6/8/22 at 6:38PM, BCPD was called to the Brooklyn Center High School for a large disturbance during the graduation ceremony. School officials informed officers that they removed three males and they believed that the males may have been armed with firearms. Officers were 1/3 pic.twitter.com/7R20a1YAdW
— Brooklyn Center Police Department, MN (@bcpolicemn) June 9, 2022