Delaware State Police

Former Indian River Student Arrested for Shooting Gun on School Property

Burrell, Jamal J
Jamal J. Burrell


Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Dagsboro – A State Police School Resource Officer has arrested a former Indian River student after it was determined he had fired a gun off on school property.

The incident occurred around 2:50 p.m. on Tuesday May 2, 2017 when Jamal J. Burrell, 19 of Dagsboro, was observed on the school property of Indian River High School, located at 29772 Armory Road.  He entered into a another student’s vehicle and placed a black and white bandana across his face.  As they were leaving the school grounds, he leaned out of the passenger’s side window and began firing three to four rounds from an unknown type firearm into the air.  On Wednesday May 3, 2017, the Indian River School District School Resource Officer (SRO) responded to Jamal Burrell’s residence and took him into custody without incident.  It was discovered during the investigation that the weapon used in the incident was a BB gun.

Jamal Burrell was transported back to Troop 4 in Georgetown where he was charged with Possession of a Weapon in a Safe School Zone (Misdemeanor) and Disorderly Conduct (Misdemeanor).  He was arraigned at JP2 and given a $300.00 unsecured bond along with a no contact order with all Indian River School property.

Released: 052017 0905


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