COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – New details revealed in Recorder’s Court Thursday afternoon about a Northside High School student accused of pulling out what was thought to be a fake gun at school Wednesday. after 1:00 p.m.
The judge classified the object as a real weapon, a gas powered pellet pistol in the form of a replica of a real pistol. Sherman McClendon, 17, allegedly pointed the gun at a student while the two were engaged in a verbal altercation in the courtyard.
The dispute derived from a disagreement over a girl who no longer attends NHS, according to detectives.
Columbus Police also testified that they retrieved the gun from McClendon’s backpack which was laying on top of a blue bandana.
Police say when McClendon was questioned at the school, he claimed that he pulled out the pistol after he felt he was going to be jumped on.
Police also stated that McClendon admitted that he is a member of the of a gang associated with the Crypts.
He pleaded not guilty and was order held in the Muscogee County Jail without bond on four charges including aggravated assault, participating in gang criminal activity, carrying a weapon within a school safety zone and pointing a gun at another person.
The case was bound over to Superior Court.