A 10-year-old student at St. Mary's Magnet Academy was arrested this morning for allegedly bringing an unloaded gun to school.
The Muscogee County School District's Director of Communications Valerie Fuller said another student reported seeing the 10-year-old with a gun. An unloaded 9mm handgun was found in the child's desk. Administrators confiscated the gun and notified police.
A Connect-ED message was sent out to parents notifying them of the incident.
Fuller said the district has a zero-tolerance policy on weapons at school. Typically, students found with weapons are suspended and face a Muscogee County Schools tribunal, she said.
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Here is the text of the school district's Connect-ED message to parents:
This is assistant principal Felicia Johnson calling with an important safety message for all St. Mary's Road parents. We want to inform you of an incident that occurred on campus today and make sure you have accurate information. No one was hurt or injured, however, a student brought an unloaded 9 mm gun to school today. The weapon was immediately confiscated by administrators who notified police and MCSD security. We commend our students and staff for reporting the safety violation and following proper procedures to ensure the safety of every child and employee as safety is a priority. Please take this time to review the weapons policy in the behavior code and discipline policy handbook with your child. If you have questions please contact our office at: 706-683-8841.