2 men indicted on federal charges for shooting guns on school grounds
In a Friday news release, U.S. Attorney for Alaska Bryan Schroder’s office announced 27-year-old Laquinton Tyrone Dashawn Robbins and 22-year-old John-Rexie Lagman have been indicted on federal charges for shooting guns on Anchorage school grounds.
When Robbins was dropping off his girlfriend's daughter at school, he was confronted by the victim and the two argued, the release reads. Robbins allegedly took a .40-caliber handgun from his backpack and shot the victim in the neck. No students were involved or injured.
The shooting happened at about 9:30 a.m., and the school went into lockdown.
Robbins also faces charges of assault and first-degree attempted murder for the shooting.
Two teenagers had a dispute over social media and planned to fight at the school, according to the release. They recruited friends, including Lagman and the teen he’s accused of shooting, to join them.
The fight escalated when the 16-year-old started stabbing people, including Lagman, with a screwdriver.
Lagman allegedly retaliated by shooting the teen with a .40-caliber handgun as he was running away. He was shot once in the arm and once in the back and was listed in critical condition shortly after the shooting.
Later in July, Lagman was indicted on assault and first-degree attempted murder charges.
“These cases show that firearms on school grounds can endanger the children learning and playing there. The United States Attorney’s Office and the Municipal Prosecutor’s Office, as well as local and federal law enforcement agencies, are committed to enforcing the laws that protect children from gun violence at and around schools," Schroder said.
If convicted of the charges alleged in the indictment announced Friday, Lagman and Robbins each face a maximum sentence of five years followed by three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.
Angela Krenzien contributed to this report.
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