A 14-year-old student at Lee Middle School is in custody.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Student found with loaded gun at middle school

A 14-year-old student is in custody after being found with a loaded 9mm gun at a metro Atlanta middle school Friday morning, a district spokesman said.

The male student at Lee Middle School in Sharpsburg was quickly isolated by a school police officer, Coweta County schools spokesman Dean Jackson said.

The situation, which happened around 10:30 a.m., was resolved and there was no lockdown, Jackson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Authorities do not know how the student got the gun, sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Yarbrough said. 

The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation. Parents were notified by a robocall, Jackson said.

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