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School district police confiscate a firearm from student at Grovetown High School



Columbia County School District Police have secured a gun found in a student’s possession, school administration said.

On Friday morning, Grovetown High School principal Craig Baker sent out a letter to parents saying that school administrators and district police found and confiscated gun on campus after investigating in response to a tip.

“The Columbia County School District and Grovetown High School takes incidents such as these extremely seriously,” said Baker in the letter. “The student has been criminally charged with possession of a firearm on campus and will also be held accountable according to the code of conduct.”

Baker assures parents that there was “no direct threat made against the school, students or staff,” and that the incident did not disrupt the school day.

The principal praised those who presented the information, emphasizing the importance of “See something. Say something” and encouraged reporting suspicious behavior to school administrators, law enforcement or the school district’s anonymous tip hotline at 706-541-3600.

Skyler Q. Andrews is a staff reporter covering business for The Augusta Press. Reach him at skyler@theaugustapress.com.

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  1. Oh no, not the dreaded school code of conduct! Will the criminal charges include possession of a firearm by a person under 18 and carrying a weapon within school safety zone? Will his parents or person who gave him the gun be charged with furnishing pistol or revolver to person under the age of 18 years?

  2. Every time I read something on this matter I think back to 1958 when I was an eleven year old. For 5th grade “show and tell” I brought my dad’s Winchester Model 70 .270 caliber Super Grade Featherweight rifle. Every “show and tell day” besides the girls “girly stuff” it kinda resembled a gun/knife show. And nobody got shot…

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