2 arrested with BB guns, machete outside Cobb elementary school

Kedrick Lamar Lacey Jr. (left), LaDareon Ganier Ladd
Kedrick Lamar Lacey Jr. (left), LaDareon Ganier Ladd

Credit: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

A Cobb County elementary school was placed on lockdown Thursday after two teenagers were found with BB guns and a machete in the carpool line, authorities said.

The incident occurred during dismissal at Bryant Elementary in Mableton, a Cobb County School District spokeswoman said Friday.

“To ensure the safety of students and staff, a school initiated a code red while Cobb County School District police investigated the report of a gun in a vehicle in the car line during dismissal,” the district said in a statement. “Police discovered two BB guns and subsequently arrested two individuals in the car.”

The teens were identified in arrest warrants as Kedrick Lamar Lacey Jr., 17, and LaDareon Ganier Ladd, 18.

Ladd had the machete, according to his arrest warrant, and both teens allegedly had pistols that shoot metal BBs.

They were each charged with carrying a weapon within a school safety zone — a felony — and disruption of a public school, which is a misdemeanor.

Both were released early Friday after posting a $5,720 bond, Cobb jail records show.

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