Student's private care assistant accused of bringing gun to local middle school
Police say a 32-year-old man was arrested for bringing a loaded gun into a local middle school.
Drexel Hill, Pa. (WTXF) - Police say a 32-year-old man was arrested for allegedly bringing a gun into a local middle school.
"He was sitting at the same table as me and now that I think of it it's like really scary," said Mia Tagliaferri who is an eighth grader at Drexel Hill Middle School where police say 32-year-old Domonique Jordan, a private care assistant, brought a gun and ammunition this morning.
Nia's grandmother can't believe it.
"You just feel like your kids are supposed to be safe," said Nina Tagliaferri.
Upper Darby Police say it happened around 12:30 this afternoon. A teacher found a bullet in a bathroom and told the principal who called police. When they got there Jordan came to the office asking if cops were there about the bullet. Police asked him if he had a gun, he said no, then showed them a clip with 12 rounds in it. Officers searched his backpack and say they found more clips with about 45 rounds of ammunition.
"He's hired to take care of the needs of a special needs child. That's what he's hired to do and he's walking around with like an arsenal," said Superintendent Michael Chitwood with Upper Darby Police.
Jordan is contracted through an agency called Staffing Plus to work as an aide to an 8th grade special needs student. He's been at the school for six weeks. Police don't know how often he brought the gun and bullets into the school.
"First thing I thought of is are they checking to see what people have when they go in the school," said Ahmez Jasper. His son sent him a text from school that something was going on.