Wheeler High School was placed on lockdown Friday morning after a student brought a weapon to school, district officials said.
In a statement, a Cobb County School District spokeswoman said Wheeler’s administrators were made aware of a rumor circulating about a student who made threats against the school.
The high school was placed on a “Code Red” lockdown as administrators and Cobb County School District Police investigated the threats. Authorities said a student was arrested and found to be in possession of a weapon, but it wasn’t immediately clear what type of weapon it was.
“All students are safe, and the school is operating on a normal schedule while CCSD police continue their investigation," the statement read.
With the new year barely underway, threats, violence and weapons scares at a number of metro schools have summoned additional cops to area campuses.
At Walton High School in east Cobb, a 17-year-old who reportedly brought a water bottle full of alcohol to school was arrested Aug. 5 after kicking an assistant principal and threatening to “get a gun and come back and kill everyone,” according to his arrest warrant.
And in DeKalb, a student’s report of seeing a classmate with a gun Tuesday morning sparked a lockdown and swift response from police at Stephenson High School. A sweep of the school found no such weapon.