Dallas, GA (AP) - Paulding County authorities say an
11-year-old boy is facing a weapons charge after he was caught with a gun in his backpack at school.
Students told administrators at East Paulding Middle School on Monday that the boy had the gun. The school officials then alerted the Paulding County Sheriff's Office that the student had the handgun. A resource officer responded at the school and found the .40 caliber gun in the boy's bookbag.
The weapon was taken from the student without incident and he was transported to the sheriff's office and charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds. A juvenile judge has released the student into his mother's custody.
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