A Clarke Central High School student is facing several felony charges after he was found Wednesday afternoon on the school’s campus with a loaded gun.
When arrested at school, 17-year-old Kenyas Yearby was initially charged with possession of a firearm on school grounds. He was later charged with the additional felony offenses of armed robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a person under 18 years old.
The gun was found in Yearby’s backpack, along with a cellphone that he allegedly robbed last month from a 16-year-old girl.
Athens-Clarke County police executing a search warrant at Yearby’s home on Wednesday in connection with the robbery did not find the gun supposedly used in the incident, so they immediately notified Clarke Central school resource officers that the student might be in possession of the weapon.
The armed robbery allegedly occurred April 10 at the Holland Youth Sports Complex off Vincent Drive, where Yearby reportedly arranged to meet with a 16-year-old girl who had advertised that she was selling an Apple iPhone 6s.
After the girl gave the $700 phone to Yearby so he could inspect it, Yearby reportedly refused to give it back and showed the girl and her companion that he had a pistol tucked into his pants waistband.
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