Atlanta Public Schools: Student had gun at Douglass High School 


A student was found with a gun at Douglass High School Friday, according to a statement from Atlanta Public Schools.

The northwest Atlanta school was placed on a lockdown after a teacher received a report that a student was showing off a weapon, APS said. The student was searched and a gun was allegedly found in his possession. 

The student was arrested by Atlanta Public Schools Police Department officers and “further disciplinary action will be taken against him,” the statement said.  


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Officers conducted a safety sweep of the school and the lockdown was lifted. No injuries to students or staff were reported. 

A letter regarding the incident was prepared for parents and caregivers, APS said.

The incident is one of a few similar cases that have happened in metro Atlanta recently. On Thursday, the Lamar County superintendent said a 6-year-old student was found with an unloaded handgun at school.

Last week, a person with a gun entered Martin Luther King High School in Lithonia, and a student at an Atlanta high school accidentally discharged a gun.

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