Lincoln High Student Cited for Gun Possession
On November 30, 2010, at 12:45 p.m., the School Resource Officer at Lincoln High School was alerted to a possible weapon on school grounds. The officer received information that a 16 year old was carrying a handgun in his backpack and showing it to other students. The sophomore suspect was located outside a classroom and the loaded Taurus .38 revolver was seized from his backpack. Shaquille Winston was cited for Carrying Concealed Weapon, Possession of a Handgun by a Minor and Possession of a Firearm at a School, then released to his mother.
There is no indication that he ever threatened to harm anyone with the weapon. The incident was handled quickly and successfully, without the need for a code red, lock-down status. At this time, the investigation is on-going, as officers attempt to determine how Winston came to possess the handgun.