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Student accused of robbing peers on their way to job training center

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Joe Bean, 18, is accused of robbing three of his St. Louis Job Corps Center classmates at gunpoint. Joe Bean, 18, is accused of robbing three of his St. Louis Job Corps Center classmates at gunpoint.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Three students were robbed at gunpoint on their way to the St. Louis Job Corps Center and a fellow student has been accused of the crime.

Students at the center told News 4 they found it hard to believe one of their classmates, 18-year-old Joe Bean, is accused of robbing three other students at gunpoint after they got off the bus.

One of a dozen gun-related crimes in the city of St. Louis over the weekend and the robbery is prompting the center to increase their security measures.

"This was a particularly violent weekend. We had a dozen instances where guns were used and over 20 victims who were either robbed at gunpoint, shot at or shot or even killed," said Mary Patcarl, lead homicide prosecutor.

Students at the training center, who come from all over the country to receive training, were told to travel in groups to and from the campus.

Officials at the job corps center are telling students to be alert, even with a man behind bars for the weekend's robbery.

No one was hurt in the robbery and the incident is still under investigation.

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