Gun Found in Middle Schooler’s Possession

A student at Elbert County Middle School in Georgia was found in possession of an unloaded firearm and a separate loaded magazine in their backpack, according to Principal Donna Baker. The school staff, administration, and police department were alerted by other students and were able to swiftly and safely resolve the incident. The student was taken into custody by the district police department, and the school district is taking all necessary disciplinary action. Principal Baker praised the students, staff, and police department for their actions and reminded everyone of the importance of speaking up to keep the school safe.