Verbal altercation in classroom leads to arrest


An alleged verbal altercation in a classroom between two students at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff on Wednesday afternoon resulted in the arrest of one of the students on a felony allegation.

Micah Johnson, 18, initially was charged with misdemeanor terroristic threatening but that charge was upgraded to a felony allegation because Johnson allegedly threatened to shoot the other student.

A probable-cause affidavit from Officer Jasmine Reynolds of the University Police Department said Johnson and the other student got into an argument during an English class, and the argument continued at a bus stop where Johnson allegedly said “we don’t talk, we shoot.”

The other student reported the incident to university police, who arrested Johnson.

On Friday, Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $5,000 bond for Johnson after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with terroristic threatening.

Johnson also was ordered to have no contact with the other student until the case is settled.