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Indianapolis high school students arrested, charged as adults after bringing loaded guns to school

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Posted at 9:20 AM, May 18, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS — Two 16-year-old students are being charged as adults after bringing loaded guns to school.

Karamba Dioby and Christopher Smith are both facing charges of possession of a firearm on school property, unlawfully carrying a firearm, unlawfully carrying a handgun and dangerous possession of a firearm.

According to court documents, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School Principal Christina Lear called police after she was made aware of a photo circulating on social media that showed two juveniles posing with guns in a bathroom at the school.

Lear told police that there had been an incident earlier in the day where one of her student's was shot at, near 10th Street and Tremont Street, and that the students in the photo also matched the description of the person who fired the shots.

Both teens were searched, according to court documents.

Police found found black Glock 27 in the front waistband Smith's pants. They also found a black Rutger 5.7 in Dioby's backpack.

Neither gun had any rounds in the chamber, but both had live rounds in the magazine.

Smith and Dioby were both taken into custody and transported to the Juvenile Center. The Marion County Prosecutor filed felony charges against both teens, meaning they will be charged as adults.

Indianapolis Metropolitan High School Principal Christina Lear released the following statement after the incident.

“Indianapolis Metropolitan High School takes any and all threats to student and staff safety very seriously. On May 15, school administrators were made aware of potential weapons on school grounds and took quick action in collaboration with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. School resumed normal operations for the remainder of the day.

We are proud of our students and staff for their efforts to keep our school community safe.”