Gun Found Inside a South Georgia School

By: Donnitra Gilbert Email
By: Donnitra Gilbert Email

Two 15-year old C.A. Gray Junior High School students were charged with possession of a revolver Friday.

"We got a tip from a couple of students that there was a possibility that there maybe a weapon on campus," said C.A. Gray Principal Dr. William Todd Cason.

"Kids bringing weapons and they're suppose to come for education," said Colquitt County Parent Tammy Trimble.

This incident took place just days before a shooting at a high school in California. On Tuesday, a 15-year-old student there brought a gun to school in a book bag. A gun that accidentally went off leaving one student in critical condition and another with a shot to the arm.

"He just told them it was just an accident that he had it in his backpack.. it accidentally shot, " said California High School student Suzannah Hernandez.

School officials said they don't feel it's cost effective to implement metal detectors at the main entrance because there are other ways students can enter the facility.

The Principal of C.A. Gray Junior High says within 15 minutes the students accused of having the weapon on campus were identified and taken to Moultrie Police Department for questioning. Dr. Cason said both boys are suspended until further notice.

Principal Cason said this is the first time an incident like this has happened, he said no shots were fired and no one was injured.

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