Student found with loaded gun at middle school


Highlights

The incident happened Friday morning at Lee Middle School in Coweta County, a district spokesman said.

A 14-year-old student is in custody after being found with a loaded 9mm gun at a metro Atlanta middle school Friday morning, a district spokesman said.

The male student at Lee Middle School in Sharpsburg was quickly isolated by a school police officer, Coweta County schools spokesman Dean Jackson said.

The situation, which happened around 10:30 a.m., was resolved and there was no lockdown, Jackson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Authorities do not know how the student got the gun, sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Yarbrough said. 

The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation. Parents were notified by a robocall, Jackson said.

Know what’s really going on with crime and public safety in your metro Atlanta community, including breaking news, trial coverage, trends and the latest on unsolved cases. Sign up for the AJC’s crime and safety newsletter delivered weekly to your inbox.

In other news:



Next Up in Local

Georgia DOT: Watch for icy patches this morning
Georgia DOT: Watch for icy patches this morning

6:52  a.m. update: Metro Atlanta interstate highways are in good shape, but secondary routes and neighborhood roads may still be icy and dangerous, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.  Spokeswoman Natalie Dale said GDOT crews spent the night dropping a mixture of salt and gravel on the region’s highways to break...
LIVE UPDATES: Snow and ice still on roads; wind chill threat remains
LIVE UPDATES: Snow and ice still on roads; wind chill threat remains

ROADS: Atlanta wakes up Thursday to icy roads, light traffic SCHOOLS: Schools closed again ATTRACTIONS: Museums, parks closed YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD: Atlanta | Clayton | Cobb | DeKalb | North Fulton | South Fulton | Gwinnett | Henry AIRPORT: Snow causes flight delays, cancellations at Hartsfield-Jackson...
Guns are legal in parks. So why did police ban them at Peach Drop?
Guns are legal in parks. So why did police ban them at Peach Drop?

Atlanta city officials had two concerns as they prepared for the first New Year’s Eve Peach Drop at Woodruff Park. First, it was going to be bone-chillingly cold. Second, the event was a soft target — an attractive venue for terrorists, foreign and domestic. As a result, officials told revelers to bundle up and abide by security restrictions...
Here’s what we know will be closed in Atlanta due to weather Thursday
Here’s what we know will be closed in Atlanta due to weather Thursday

The snow had stopped falling by the time most intown Atlanta residents awoke Wednesday, but enough of it was left behind to disrupt the city’s normal business practices.  Expect more of the same on Thursday. Atlanta government offices and municipal courts will remain closed due to bad road conditions that kept cops busy with nearly...
Thursday another snow day for DeKalb with no school and bad roads
Thursday another snow day for DeKalb with no school and bad roads

One snow day down. At least one more to go. DeKalb County is once again shutting down Thursday, as it did Wednesday when snow blanketed the roads in the morning.  With forecasters calling for the roads to ice-over overnight, DeKalb County Schools went ahead and called Thursday off. County offices, senior centers, libraries and recreation...
More Stories