Student robbed at gunpoint inside Fulton County school

Authorities are looking for two former Fulton County high school students accused of robbing a current student at gunpoint after school Monday.

A student at Banneker High School reported the robbery to school administrators around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, according to principal Duke Bradley. The student said he was approached by two young men inside the Feldwood Road school building Monday evening, and they took his cellphone at gunpoint. 

The alleged robbery was captured by school surveillance cameras, Bradley said in a letter sent to parents and obtained by Channel 2 Action News. Video reportedly showed the two men entered the building just before 6 p.m., approached two Banneker students and forcibly took the cellphone before leaving. 

Using the footage, administrators were able to positively identify two former students as suspects, Bradley said. Their names have not been released.

“As you can imagine, alleged incidents of this sort are deeply concerning,” he said. “Internally, we are revising our after-school campus safety plan and immediate changes will be put in place.”

After-school activities are canceled until a revised safety plan is in effect, Bradley said Wednesday. Administrators were also working to create a centralized pickup location for car riders and extend hours for school resource officers. They are also requesting more patrols by Union City police.

Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Bradley said the school takes safety very seriously, and every effort would be made to protect students and staff. 

Fulton County Schools police are handling the investigation.

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