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      Maumelle High School lock down lifted, student with gun charged

      Maumelle police have formally charged a Maumelle High School senior with carrying a weapon on campus, which{}caused the school to be placed on lockdown.

      Authorities say 18-year-old James Zantrese Austin was taken into custody and charged with{}the class D felony.

      The school went under lockdown around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday{}after someone saw a student with a gun, according to Pulaski County Special School District spokesperson Deb Roush.

      Maumelle police responded within seconds, according to Roush.A small caliber pistol{}was found in a classroom and Austin was taken into custody. The lockdown was lifted after noon.{}

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