Coralville man charged with bringing a gun into a school

Rin Swann, News Reporter


A Coralville man has been charged with bringing a weapon onto school grounds and possessing a weapon as a felon. 

Jeremiah Neal, 20, was charged March 11 with carrying weapons on school grounds and dominion/control of a firearm/offensive weapon by a felon. 

According to the arrest affidavit, Neal was in a classroom when a staff member picked up his bag and felt what he believed was a gun inside. Neal refused to let staff look through the bag and left the school. 

Officers outside the school seized Neal’s bag through a search warrant, the affidavit said, revealing a loaded 357 revolver. 

Neal also had a prior felony conviction from 2018 for second-degree robbery. 

Carrying weapons on school grounds and dominion/control of a firearm/offensive weapon by a felon are both Class-C felonies.

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