Iowa City police issue warrant for Tate High student who reportedly brought firearm to school

Police are actively searching for the suspect, according to a joint release from Iowa City police and the Iowa City Community School District.

Rylee Wilson, News Reporter

Iowa City police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a Tate High School student who allegedly possessed a gun on school property on Sept. 18. Police are searching for the suspect.

Jeremiah M. Neal, 19, of Coralville faces charges of carrying a weapon on school grounds and possession of a weapon as a felon, both Class D felonies.

According to a joint statement issued by Iowa City police and the Iowa City School District, officers searched the 19-year-old student’s bag after obtaining a warrant. The student had no additional weapons aside from the handgun and did not make any threats of violence.

Following the incident, the School District requested increased police presence at Tate and City High campuses as a precaution, according to the release.

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