ST. LOUIS — An 18-year-old who is not a Roosevelt High School student was arrested on Thursday for having a gun on the school's property in the Tower Grove East neighborhood, police said.

Emmanuel L Ashley, 18, was charged with carrying a loaded weapon on a school premises.

According to a probable cause statement, officers with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department had finished giving a gang presentation at the school when a school administrator told them that Ashley was on school property. The school had prior problems with Ashley, police said.

Officers said they saw Ashley leaving school property and walking away, at which point he pulled a pistol with an extended magazine from his waistband and then but it back.

Ashley threw his weapon and ran when officers approached, the statement said. Police retrieved the gun, which was a loaded semi-automatic pistol with 12 rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber.

Ashley was later arrested. His bond was set at $30,000.


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