The district announced Thursday that random sweeps would take place for the rest of the year, after authorities found three guns on students at different high schools Wednesday and Thursday. Six guns have been recovered from students so far this year, nearly matching the seven taken from students during the 2018-2019 school year.
A 14-year-old Stephenson High School student was arrested on Aug. 13, the second week of school, after another student said she saw him with a gun on a school bus. A month later, on Sept. 10, a Lithonia High School student was taken into custody after officials said he pulled a gun on another student. On Sept. 19, two students were arrested after administrators discovered one had a loaded gun on campus.