Student Arrested for Having a Loaded Gun at a Georgia Middle School

Student Arrested for Having a Loaded Gun at a Georgia Middle School

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🚨 The Gist: A 14-year-old student was arrested this morning at Little Mill Middle School in Forsyth County for carrying a loaded 9mm pistol, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said. The arrest followed a tip from another student, and no injuries were reported.

🔍 The Details: The incident unfolded when a student informed the school administration that a peer might be armed. School officials promptly involved the School Resource Officer, who conducted a search and discovered the weapon in the student’s waistband.

The 14-year-old was taken into custody and is now at the Regional Youth Detention Center. Authorities have confirmed that no other students were involved and declared the school secure. The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, with support from the school system, is continuing its investigation.

🗨️ The Quote: “This is a sobering example of why it is so important to emphasize ‘see something, say something’ to our kids and students as it takes all of us to keep our kids and schools safe.  The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has over 50 Deputy Sheriff SRO’s working in our School System.   One or more SRO’s are assigned to every school campus in partnership with our FCSS,”  said Sheriff Ron Freeman.

🗣 Conversation Starters:

  • How will the Forsyth County School System enhance preventive measures to ensure such incidents are avoided in the future?
  • What steps are being taken to address the mental health and security concerns that lead to these incidents?
  • How can parents and students be more involved in school safety initiatives?

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