The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department announced Friday that a student at Wilbur D. Mills University Studies High School was in possession of a firearm around 3 p.m. on Thursday. The sheriff’s department identified the gun as a “Glock 17 9mm,” and the Little Rock Police Department deemed it a stolen weapon.

The gun was also deemed broken and unable to be used, according to a press release. The student, whose age and identity wasn’t provided, was arrested for theft by receiving, given a court date and released to a guardian.


Jessica Duss, executive director of communications for the Pulaski County School District said that families were alerted through a text system at 2:58 p.m. about an alleged firearm. The school went into lockdown for about one hour, Duss said. Classes at the high school dismiss at 3:55 p.m.

Mills High School is located at 708 E. Dixon Road in Little Rock, which is about six miles southeast of downtown.


The full release from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:

On January 19, 2023 around 3pm at Mills High School, a resource officer received information that a student was in possession of a firearm. Deputies made contact with the student and subsequently found a Glock 17 9mm. An examination of the firearm showed it was nonfunctional and was unable to be used as a firearm. It was discovered that the firearm had been reported stolen to the Little Rock Police Department. The student was arrested for theft by receiving and given a court date for Juvenile court and was released to a guardian.