Two Columbia High School students were arrested Thursday after administrators discovered one of them had a loaded handgun on campus, authorities said.
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2 students charged after loaded gun found at DeKalb high school

Two Columbia High School students were arrested Thursday after administrators discovered one of them had a loaded handgun on campus, DeKalb County School District officials said.

The weapon was discovered when administrators noticed the odor of marijuana and searched the student’s belongings, the district said in a statement.

The student obtained the gun from another student, according to the statement. DeKalb County School District police charged both teens with possession of a weapon on school grounds and possession of a handgun by someone under the age of 18.


 

The students’ names were not released and it’s unclear how old they are.

Thursday’s incident was at least the third time this year arrests were made after a gun was discovered on a DeKalb high school campus.

A 14-year-old Stephenson High student was arrested with a firearm in mid-August after another student told authorities she saw the weapon.

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And last week, Lithonia High school was placed on lockdown after one student allegedly pulled a gun on another, authorities said. The student was taken into custody after administrators discovered the weapon.

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