(03/29/2006)
STUDENT DISPLAYS GUN AT PARKERSBURG SCHOOL - A 15-year-old Parkersburg student allegedly brought a pistol into Blennerhassett Junior High early yesterday morning.

The principal says the suspect showed the gun to several students who told officials.

Principal Stephen Angel said students reported the problem. "They know that it's something very serious," he said.

Angel says the suspected student was immediately brought to the office and police were called.

The gun was not loaded.

The student was found in a closet, but why it was brought to the school wasn't clear.

"Anytime a gun like that is brought into the school it's serious, but we don't have any evidence at this time that there was a plan against Blennerhassett School," said the principal.

The student has not been arrested.

He could face possible expulsion from the school, and could spend time in juvenile detention.

MAN TRIES TO MURDER LOGAN WOMAN - A Logan County man is in custody charged with trying to murder a woman.

Police arrested Willie James West, Jr. in Charleston Sunday night following a Friday night shooting in a remote part of Logan County.

Troopers say West drove the woman to a wooded area and shot her.

The victim pretended to be dead and once West was gone she ran for help.

The 24-year-old West is in South Central Regional Jail on $50,000 bail, charged with attempted murder and malicious wounding.

GUN DISCOVERED AFTER 911 CALL - A 911 call reported that two men were fighting and one had a gun threatening people with it, Kanawha County Sheriff's Lt. B.C. Stover said.

No shots were fired, but police receovered a shotgun hid under a porch.

Witnesses would not tell the police who was threatening with the gun, but they arrested Demarcus Edward Brown, 19, of Oakridge Drive in Charleston on a destruction of property charge.

WVU STUDENT STABBED - A WVU student was stabbed during robbery attempt Tuesday afternoon when some men tried to rob him at Institute, said Kanawha County dispatchers.

The students's injuries were not considered to be life threatening. No description of his attackers was released.


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