Mom locked up after Pitt County elementary school lockdown
PITT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - A Greenville woman is behind bars this afternoon after authorities say she had a gun at an elementary school this morning.
Jamichelle Mitchell was charged with having a gun on educational property. An arrest warrant says it was a 9mm handgun.
Pitt County Schools spokesman Tom McClellan says it happened at Belvoir Elementary School. He said the school was put on lockdown for about 12 minutes as a precautionary measure after the gun was discovered.
The lockdown ended at 8:30 a.m.
McClellan says the weapon was never waived at anyone and was taken by a school resource officer without a problem.
Deputies say the woman was first seen with the gun in the school’s front office. The SRO found Mitchell outside with the gun holstered on her hip.
The 34-year-old Mitchell was jailed on a $10,000 bond.
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