Police arrest Marion High School student wanted on warrant in connection to deadly Carbondale shooting

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MARION, Ill. (KBSI) – A high school student in Marion, Illinois who was wanted on a warrant for involvement in a deadly shooting in Carbondale is now in custody.

The Marion Police Department arrested a male student at Marion High School on Monday, Oct. 31 on an unlawful use of a weapon charge.

A Marion police officer recognized the student and knew there was an active warrant for his arrest. The officer instructed the student to follow him to the office, but the student refused, according to the Marion Police Department.

Police say the officer tried several more times to get the student to go voluntarily to the office, but the student continued to refuse and started to walk away from the officer.

When the officer tried to take the student into custody, the student began actively resisting the officer, according to the Marion Police Department.

School “monitors” tried to help the officer, but police say other students began to interfere with the monitors and “placed their hands” on them.

The student was eventually taken into custody and taken away from the school in the custody of Carbondale Police detectives.

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