Police & Fire

Woman jailed for having gun on Arkadelphia campus

Arkadelphia police have arrested a woman they say was in possession of a firearm while on the campus of the Arkadelphia School District.

Shannara Stevenson, 41, was taken into custody Thursday after a report that she had been in possession of a weapon while on school property. 

Arkadelphia Police Chief Jason “Shorty” Jackson released this statement regarding the incident:

Authorities aren’t releasing which campus from where the report originated. The Arkadelphian will provide more information as it becomes available.

Arkadelphia Public Schools released this statement on its social media accounts: “We appreciate our relationship with local law enforcement as we work to keep our students and staff safe in their educational environment.”