Bond increased on Dallas County student

Published 6:06pm Saturday, May 25, 2013

The bond for a Dallas County High School student accused of bring a loaded weapon onto school grounds on May 14, was significantly increased this week by District Judge Bob Armstrong.

Following his arrest, the bond set for Demetrius Shaw, 18, was set at $15,000 to go along with the charge of possession of a gun on school grounds.

According to District Attorney Michael Jackson, once Armstrong reviewed the case, took into consideration the pending juvenile charges and the fact Shaw had been on probation, the decision was made to raise the bond to $250,000.

“We are very pleased the judge decided to raise the bond as he did,” Jackson said. “Taking a loaded weapon onto a school campus is a serious offense and one we are all taking very seriously.”

Jackson said a hearing on Shaw’s juvenile offenses still has not been held and Shaw remains in the Dallas County Jail.

In addition to raising the bond, Armstrong also ordered that Shaw is not permitted on Dallas County High School’s campus at any point.

As for why the bond was initially set at $15,000, what Jackson called the “low end of the scale,” he said it was a decision made by the arresting agents — in this case the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department.

At the time of his arrest though, the $15,000 bond was not an issue as Shaw was placed in jail under no bond for the juvenile warrants and cases.

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