Student charged with bringing gun to school

On Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at approximately 3:25 PM, Waterloo Police were sent to Hoover Intermediate School, 630 Hillcrest Road on report of a student having a gun in his backpack. Officers arrived and met with Hoover Staff and the student. The staff gave a backpack to the officers and inside the backpack was a 1922 semi automatic 7.56 MM handgun. The gun was not loaded and no ammunition was found in the backpack.

The student, Jordan Jeffrey Zigler, age 13, of 3364 West Ridge Drive, Waterloo was taken into custody for Carrying a Weapon on School Grounds. He admitted to bringing the gun to school to show off. No threats were made to any student or staff. He was released to his mother.

Captain Tim Pillack
Waterloo Police